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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 are the Haughton Middle School Counselors Roxanne Voigt and Debbie Chestnut!

Roxanne and Debbie were nominated by their co-worker and close friend Nicole Addison.  Nicole (pictured above in the middle) has seen first hand the extraordinary dedication these two demonstrate every day. Here's what she had to say about these amazing ladies:

Roxanne and Debbie are much more than my coworkers, they are my friends. Roxanne is the 8th grade counselor and Debbie is the 7th grade counselor at HMS. I recently had to have surgery and it required me to be out for 4 weeks. This added an abundance of work to their already heavy load. Never ones to complain, they simply ALWAYS do the right thing. They are staunch advocates for kids, teachers, and staff. They are truly some of the most amazing humans I have ever met who work behind the scenes to keep things going at HMS. They do not get enough credit - ever; however, they never expect it. From discussing grades to major (and often traumatic) events in students' lives and then switching to State testing and teacher needs, they never miss a beat. Next week is National School Counselor week. I cannot think of two more deserving people to be recognized. I know this is set up for one person; however, these two are a well oiled machine that function as one. They are amazing, trust me!

Congratulations, Roxanne and Debbie - you are Chica & the Bald Guy's Teachers 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!