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 2024

The January 2023 WKDQ Teacher of the Month is Sara Umbach, a kindergarten teacher at Cynthia Heights Elementary School in Evansville. Sara received some very heartwarming nominations from folks she knows, as well as parents of students who really show that she was beyond deserving of being named the WKDQ Teacher of the Month. Fun fact, she was actually my Bonus Son, Carter's, kindergarten teacher, and he spoke very highly of her too. Here's one that puts it all into perspective.

"Sara Umbach at Cynthia Heights. She teaches Kindergarten and has had all 3 of our kids. (My oldest is now 14) Mrs Umbach is a wonderful teacher! My son comes home every day excited to tell me what he has learned and really enjoys going to school. You can tell she puts her whole heart into her class, we just love her!" - Amy B
Travis Sams
Travis Sams

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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