For Holley Navarre Primary School Teacher of the Year Mary Ellen Woods, her love of working with children is what prompted her to pursue a lifelong dedication to nurturing growing minds.
The kindergarten teacher has been at HNPS for nine years and has been teaching for 16 years.
“I have always enjoyed being around children,” Woods said. “I have always felt that teaching is where my heart is.”
She said that to keep students interested in learning, she has to be on her toes, being creative, excited and passionate about what she’s teaching.
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