Joyce Hester was surprised Feb. 16 as this month’s winner of the Terrific Teacher Tuesday contest. The fifth-grade teacher at Providence Spring Elementary received the surprise announcement from WBAV V101.9 FM radio personality Preston Miles.
“This is just wonderful,” she said. “I am so touched that my students and parents think of me as a terrific teacher.”
“We are fortunate to have Mrs. Hester at our school,” said Diane Adams, principal of Providence Spring Elementary. “She is full of wonderful ideas and her students just adore her.”
One of her students says Mrs. Hester has made her transition to Providence Spring a great experience.
“I’m new to the school this year,” said student Brittany Polburn. [pullquote quote="She is so terrific because she has made me feel so welcomed here, even the class has been so nice." credit="Student, http://www.cms.k12.nc.us"]
Hester received the following prizes as this month’s winner: cookie bouquet from Cookies By Design, computer provided by State Farm, digital camera provided by Tempo Entertainment Venue and a $45 gift card to Outback Steakhouse. Her students also received the following prizes: pizza from Papa John’s, drinks from Coca-Cola, gift bag with school supplies from State Farm and a coupon for a complimentary kid’s meal at Outback Steakhouse.
The winner is selected each month from an online contest held on the radio station’s Web site. The teacher who collects the most votes each month is selected the winner. Each monthly winner will also get to compete for a grand prize at the end of the school year.
Click here to vote for your favorite teacher!