LINCOLN COUNTY, TN. - Right across the Alabama-Tennessee state line is a teacher who goes above and beyond for her students.
Melanie Kelso is a Pre-K teacher at Stone Bridge Academic Center in Fayetteville. Fellow faculty members say everything Mrs. Kelso does is for her students.
They say she is a hard worker.
"She is very energetic, she goes above and beyond doing things for the kids. It`s all about the kids in her classroom," said Lincoln County Pre-K Coordinator Kathy Ward.
Sounds like Mrs. Kelso is a valued teacher.
Mrs. Kelso was thrilled to be nominated and she won $319.
We asked Mrs. Kelso about how is it teaching these youngsters.
That translates to a lively, wonderful atmosphere in Mrs. Kelso's class.
"Lots of hands-on learning, lots of friendship skills and a lot of working with each other to get a task done," said Kelso.
On the recognition, "That means a lot you come to school every day and you give it your all and you love your job it`s not a job but when a parent recognizes that it's pretty outstanding I am very appreciative."
By the way, teaching does run in the family.
"I am a third generation Lincoln County teacher. My grandmother was a teacher in this county, my aunt was a teacher in this county, so I grew up in a teaching family so I guess it`s in the blood. It`s what we do!" said Kelso.
Congratulations, Melanie Kelso!
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.
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