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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 Kerr Elementary's Stephanie Alvarez!

Stephanie was nominated by longtime friend Rebekah Burns.  Rebekah gushed about what an amazing teacher her bff is:

Stephanie has the kindest, biggest heart of any of my personal friends. She loves the kids she teaches, considering the school is not the best graded in the city. She has only been teaching for a few years, but her classroom kids are her own. She is the teacher that students stop in the hallway to see or talk to, she is one of the "cool" and "fun" teachers. Her light spreads not only through her school but to everyone around her. She has brought new technology and ways of learning to kids that don't get the same privileges at home. When their heart breaks, her heart breaks, when they laugh, she laughs. All of the students triumphs are because she is their personal cheerleader. She finds goodness in all her students no matter the situation. I hope she is considered for this because to me she is the teacher I would have loved to have."

Congratulations, Stephanie Alvarez - 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!