TEACHER OF THE WEEK: Keoshia Allen of Pitt County

WITN's Teacher of the Week for Wednesday, May 21st 2014 is Keoshia Allen from G.R. Whitfield Elementary School in Grimesland.

Mrs. Allen earned her Associate Degree at Pitt Community College. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from East Carolina University.

She now teaches 5th grade English Language Arts at G.R. Whitfield in Grimesland. This is her first year teaching.

Mrs. Allen's motto is "Live, Love, Teach." She plans to get her Master's degree in Business Education.

One of the people who nominated Keoshia wrote: "This has been a tough year for my daughter, transitioning from early elementary to middle school age. Mrs. Allen has been such a great supporter, reassuring my daughter throughout the year… She makes each student feel that they are special in their own way. Mrs. Allen is definitely a favorite teacher for a lot of students. She is a great role model."