Spanish Springs Teacher named Excellence in Education Award Winner

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A 6th grade teacher at Spanish Springs Elementary School is all about making sure her students remember their experiences as much as the subjects being taught.

Evening anchor Shelby Sheehan surprised 28 year teaching veteran Leah Ann Charles with our Excellence in Education Award back in February.

Charles has been at Spanish Springs for 20 of those years orchestrating the 6th grade overnight field trip, jog-a-thon fundraiser and Otterfest Celebration that brings the community together.

Jim Verdi, the principal at Spanish Springs says Charles has an incredible amount of devotion, imagination and enthusiasm. Even though she has been teaching for a long time, she's always looking for fresh ideas to engage students.

Charles says she believes in teaching to the whole child, which of course needs to include a little bit of fun!

Congratulations to Leah Ann Charles, News Four's Excellence in Education Award Winner.

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