Mar 13, 2008 4:14 PM by Andy Koen
Second grade teacher Janelle bell not only loves her job. She says it's her calling in life. Her passion for education has made her a favorite with both students and fellow teachers at Fowler Elementary.
"There's nothing quite like teaching,"
Janelle sets high expectations for her class, and they rise to meet them, regularly scoring in the 90th percentile on standardized tests. Parents will tell you, it's the individual attention that Janelle gives that makes all of the difference. But Janelle says it's her faith that helps her connect so well with her students, sometimes in ways even she doesn't expect.
"Sometimes I surprise myself!"
Principal Steven Grasmick says
It's that deep-rooted passion for kids that makes Janelle our Teachers First award winner for March.