99.5 WKDQ has teamed up with Liberty Federal Credit Union to show one teacher in the Tri-State each month that the work they're putting in for their students isn't going unnoticed.

Teachers put in a lot of work to make sure their students have all of the tools they need to learn and succeed in life. We want to make sure that we honor those educators here in the Evansville area who sometimes don't get the recognition that they deserve. That's why we, along with Liberty Federal Credit Union have partnered up to have you nominate your favorite teacher in the Evansville area to be named the WKDQ Teacher of the Month.

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WKDQ Teacher of the Month January 2023

The January 2023 WKDQ Teacher of the Month is Stefanie Simmons,  8th Grade Science at Corpus Christi in Evansville. Stefanie received some very heartwarming nominations from folks she knows, as well as parents of students that really show that she was beyond deserving of being named the WKDQ Teacher of the Month. Here's one that puts it all into perspective.

I am nominating Stefanie Simmons, 8th grade teacher at Corpus Christi Catholic school on the west side of Evansville. I am nominating Stefanie because she is not only the best teacher but she is an amazing person. She teaches science to our middle school students and makes it fun and interesting. My son used to hate science and didn't get great grades in that class. After Stefanie took over the science class, he now loves it and gets a good grade. She uses more hands-on learning and involves the students in exciting and fun experiments. Stefanie also treats our kids like her own. She loves them so much. I get text messages and compliments about my kid at least once a month. That is so meaningful as a parent because sometimes you get used to hearing only the negative. I know when my son is at school he is looked after and feels safe and loved by her. Along with being a great teacher, Stefanie does so much work for our school. She is always going above and beyond and volunteers for various activities and fundraisers. She heads the largest dinner/dance fundraiser our school has had for at least 10 years. I don’t know what we would do without her. Corpus Christi is beyond blessed to have her and so is my family. We love Mrs. Simmons. - Amanda K.

To nominate your child's teacher, simply fill out the form below with your name and contact information, along with the name of your child's teacher, the school they teach at, and a brief reason for what makes them special and why they deserve the recognition. At the end of each month, we'll select one entry as our Teacher of the Month and hook them up with a bouquet of flowers from Zeidler's, along with a $50 gift card to the Copper House restaurant on Franklin Street personally delivered by myself, Leslie Morgan, and Travis Sams as a small token of your appreciation.

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