2-23-07 - The Jackson County School District award ceremony was sponsored by the Jackson County Teachers Credit Union, and the teacher of the year winner is Riverside Elementary's fourth grade language arts teacher.
Linda Fleck walked away with the award and says every teacher deserves.
Superintendent Danny Sims was the emcee, and out of the 17 finalists he says Fleck is one of the top examples of good teaching in Jackson County. He hired fleck when he worked at riverside elementary as the principle.
Fleck says she loves her job.
"I guess maybe the long hours I spent, a lot of time, and my heart goes out to every child, and I do everything I can to help each child succeed."
Sims said, "The good thing about Ms. Fleck, she shares with others, she has good ideas, she's a team player. She gets out there with the other teachers and is willing for them to come to her room and look at what she does."
Fleck received $100 from the School Board, $500 from the Department of Education and $750 from Macy's.