MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. - Nancy Watson is this week's Tools For Teachers Winner! She teaches Pre-K at Arab Primary in Marshall County. Principal Brad Kitchens calls Mrs. Watson and her students a perfect match.
"The thing that jumps out the most is the relationship she has with the children," said Kitchens. "You can tell she connects with the children not just as a teacher in front of a classroom, but she has a connection with every child in her classroom."
He says this honor is a reflection on more than just one teacher. "I think it's a reflection of not only Mrs. Watson, but what all of the teachers in this area do. And it's nice to be recognized and awarded in that way. I think there are so many teachers that are outstanding that go above and beyond in their care and kindness toward the children."
Mrs. Watson was overjoyed to win $319.
Mrs. Watson says it's easy to be a teaching success with such an outstanding group of students.
"I have a wonderful class and I have been blessed with a super smart group this year," says Watson. "We really do work. There is a lot of play involved in Pre-K, but we really do work . We learn letters and sounds and numbers. We learn how to get along. That`s the main thing, to socialize. We do a lot of that. It is such a joy to be here."
Tell us about a public school teacher you feel deserves recognition. Send us your nomination today! Honorees will receive $319 for their classroom. Nominees must teach in K-12 public schools in the WHNT News 19 viewing area.