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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.

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 teacher we are recognizing as The Chica & The Bald Guy Teacher of the Week is Forest Hill Elementary School math interventionist for grades K-5 Deandria Burris!

Deandria was nominated by her husband, LeRonn Burris.  LeRonn has seen his wife put in decades of service and unmatched dedication for her kids!  Here's what he had to say about his amazing wife:

My wife, Deandria, is an extraordinary educator. She has been teaching 22 years and has done it with such style and grace. She makes learning meaningful and fun by engaging her students in chants and game-oriented activities. She has been a math interventionist for grades K-5 for the past 4 years after being in the classroom for 18 years but recently volunteered to step back into the classroom to teach 4th grade math after learning of a teacher’s resignation. This sudden change in teaching assignment began a day after learning of her sister’s passing. Instead of mourning, she chose to go to work to get acquainted with her new students while awaiting the funeral arrangements. This amazed many employees on her job. This is why I’m nominating my wife, Deandria, as Teacher of the Week for always putting the needs of others before her own.

Congratulations, Deandria Burris - 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!


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