Having a passion for education runs in F.E. Burleson Elementary teacher Brittany Woodall's family.
"Her mom was in education 36 years," said Principal Debbie Queen.
As it turns out, Principal Queen and the Woodall family go way back. Queen used to be Woodall's music teacher. Years later, Woodall became Queen's son's kindergarten teacher.
According to Woodall, she draws her energy and inspiration from the young minds she encounters every day.
"What brings me to school are these kids, smiling faces, we have such a great time in here. We are always learning new things and doing new things," said Woodall.
All in a day's work for a woman who grew up in a classroom inside the very school she affectionately calls her second home.
"I did attend Burleson from kindergarten through 5th grade. I spent my summers here with my Mom when she was getting her classroom ready. So this has always felt like home here and I was really excited when I had the opportunity to come and teach," she said.
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