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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) kids, and they've done it.  Without knowing how, they've 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!

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 AMIkids-Caddo teacher Jessica Vance!

Jessica was nominated by her friend Ramona Barry.  Ramona has seen first hand evidence of her friend's dedication to teach, care for and nurture troubled kids in order to give them a fighting chance.  She obviously loves her job and the world is a better place for it.  Here's what Ramona had to say about her superhero friend:

Jessica Vance is a great and amazing teacher. She don’t just teach her students, she genuinely CARES for her students and refer to them as “her” babies. Since the pandemic her students have written letters letting her know how much she is missed and appreciated. I have witnessed her call the students and their parents to let them know she will be available to assist them whenever needed. She definitely misses her students and can’t wait to get back with them. I feel Jessica Vance is very dedicated to her profession as a teacher and really deserve this award.

Congratulations, Jessica Vance - 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!