TEACHER OF THE WEEK: Cindi Hollis of Martin County

Cindi Hollis of Williamston Primary School in Martin County is the Teacher of the Week.

She graduated from East Carolina University and has been teaching for 25 years, most of which have been in Kindergarten.

Growing up in the small town of Bath, most of her teachers were her neighbors, friends of the family or even relatives. Her first grade teacher was her great aunt.

Cindi wrote: "I knew early on that I wanted to be a teacher, not only to teach but to love and nurture students just as my teachers had done."

The person who nominated Cindi wrote: "Mrs. Hollis is an outstanding educator and our family is so appreciative of the time and extra effort that she has put forth to help our daughter grow and learn."