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Every week, Chica & the Bald Guy search the Shreveport/Bossier City area (commonly referred to as the SBC) for your favorite teacher. Every single person who chooses the teaching lifestyle does so knowing that they will most likely never get rich for it. The fearless men and women that face a class full (or more) of our kids day in and day out deserve much more than they get - especially now.

Teachers had to find some way to continue teaching our (and their own) kids, and they did it. Without knowing how, they figured it out. That is a bonafide miracle when you consider that a lot of us can't wrap our heads around it enough to help them! Now that classes are back in session, and adding distance learning to the mix - we're asking more from these teachers than ever.  That's why it's more important that ever that we recognize their passion and dedication.

It is in that spirit that we seek to recognize one educator a week who goes above and beyond the call of duty for her students! This week, the exemplary person we are recognizing as The Chica & The Bald Guy Teacher of the Week is Shreve Island elementary teacher Melissa Basco!

Melissa was nominated by Virginia Lawrence.  Virginia isn't just impressed with how good of a teacher Melissa is, she's also wowed by the person she is and the example she sets for her students.  Virginia is also wowed by the "above and beyond" work ethic she displays every day!  Here's what she had to say:

Melissa is a great person in and out. She is a talented teacher who always goes above and beyond for her students. She has taught multiple grades and currently teaches fifth grade science and math. She is a team player at her school and is always willing to help other teachers. She currently sits on the team that is busy writing new curriculum for science standards. She also is working to create a robotics team for her school. She loves teaches science and her passion shows in her teaching techniques and the success of her students. She is a mentor for aspiring new teachers and is always willing to help others. She is simply amazing and totally deserving of this!

Congratulations, Melissa Basco - you are Chica & the Bald Guy's Teacher of the Week. Not only do you have our respect and admiration, you have also been awarded a $50 gift card good at Notini's restaurant!

Nominate the most amazing teacher you know for next week's Teacher of the Week Award!

Teachers of the Week 2020