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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, that exemplary teacher is T.L. Rodes Elementary School Kindergarten Teacher Julie Templin! 

Julie was nominated by Kathy Heard, who is obviously impressed with Ms. Templin's dedication to education and love for her kids. According to Kathy:

Ms.Templin teaches kindergarten at Rodes in Haughton where my grandson goes to school. I have never seen a teacher use magic to engage the students with their learning like she does. He can not wait to get dressed in the morning to go see her and find out what trick is up her sleeve that day. Also, he has gone through some rough times in his personal life this year and Ms. Templin has been a wonderful support system for him and for my husband and I. She is a genuine caring person, who loves her students.

Congratulations, Julie Templin - 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!