WITN’S Teacher of the Week: Jackie Lewis from Warsaw Elementary
WITN’s Teacher of the Week for September 5 is Jackie Lewis from Warsaw Elementary in Duplin County.
Lewis is entering her second year of teaching as one of the first grade teachers. She was on the Kindergarten Team last year, after being a teacher assistant for five years.
She has been married for 28 years and has four children.
Lewis says she loves to teach. “When my students’ eyes light up with excitement when learning something new is one of the most rewarding feelings that one can ever feel. I have been entrusted to nurture and love these children as if they were my own, and on top of that, I have the pleasure of being able to enlighten their minds with information that will forever shape their lives into respectful, responsible, and knowledgeable citizens.
“The best part about teaching is that every day is a new day and no two days are the same. It is important to be able to enjoy your job and all that it entails. I love my job because I choose to love it. I do not want to miss one second with my students. I give them my all and I hope that my all is what they need to succeed in reaching their goals and their dreams. If I am lucky enough to make a difference in a child’s life, then I did my job and I did it well!”
The person who nominated Lewis wrote, in part, “She has proven herself this year with such compassion and professionalism for her students, parents and fellow colleagues. She truly has a passion for teaching!”
Congratulations Mrs. Lewis!
Every week during the school year WITN will recognize a Teacher of the Week on WITN News at Sunrise. The winner receives a plaque and $100 Walmart gift card. To nominate your teacher, email TOTW@witn.com.