August Whitaker, Wallace Elementary
Every morning, for three years, kindergarten teacher August Whitaker woke up at 4 a.m. to drive 100 miles to Wallace Elementary from her East Texas home.
Ann Peeler, Wallace Elementary
Ann Peeler is retired from Wallace after decades of teaching — sort of. She’s a volunteer substitute teacher and tutor nearly five days per week.
Stephanie Bowling, Northlake Elementary
Besides teaching third grade, Stephanie Bowling coaches basketball, runs the talent show and volunteers for nearly every PTA event. “She’ll make every effort to not let time affect her ability to create a positive environment for the students,” husband Brian Johnson says.
Anita Sorenson, Northlake Elementary
Anita Sorenson launched a mentoring group for young girls, character awards and a service club, as well as keeps a closet full of clothes, backpacks and school supplies in her office for students in need.
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