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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, and they're still doing 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 with their homework! 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 Midway Elementary  teacher Melissa Washington!

Melissa was nominated by her sister, Tiffany Hill.  Tiffany obviously loves her sister, but it's also clear from her nomination that she looks up to her.  The reason is pretty simple:  Melissa is great at what she does because she loves it.  Here's what Tiffany had to say:

We see what goes on inside the classroom but rarely get to see what goes on behind the scenes. My sister Melissa works hard to ensure her students have the tools for success. She buys things needed out of her own pocket and despite losing our mother a few months ago she continues to educate her first grade students. Her resiliency and dedication is why I nominate her.

Congratulations, Melissa Washington - 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 and a dozen delicious Beignets from PJ's Coffee in Bossier City!

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

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