Dilworth teacher named Excellence in Education Winner

Dilworth Middle School English teacher Jessica Mansfield is the Excellence in Education award winner for October 2017 (SBG)

Dilworth Middle School has expanded this year to include the sixth grade and one of the teachers helping to lead the way is News 4's Excellence in Education Award Winner.

Evening anchor Shelby Sheehan surprised 6th grade English teacher Jessica Mansfield just before the fall break during a school assembly.

The cheers for this teacher were deafening; there were some big fans in the sea of students.

Mansfield has been teaching for six years at Dilworth and has served as a department lead for English Language Arts and cheerleading coach.

Mansfield says middle schools kids have an enthusiasm and spirit that's hard to match.

"I didn't have experiences with middle school kids until I interned at Sparks Middle School and I fell in love with this age group. They are little adults, just really fun and entertaining to teach."

Congratulations to Jessice Mansfield, News 4's Excellence in Education Award winner for the month of September!

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