Radio station 89.7 The House FM and 88.7 My Praise FM recently surprised Trout Elementary School teacher Kylie Jackson with a gift basket as a thanks for the dedication and time teachers put into their classrooms.
Jackson, a third grade teacher at Trout, was randomly selected as one of the winners of the radio network’s Teacher Appreciation Contest, which asked listeners to nominate a teacher who is making an impact in their classrooms.
“She gives so much to all children she comes in contact with,” Lisa Fowler, Jackson’s mother, said in her nomination. “She was such a shy child, but in front of her students she is a strong, precise leader.”
Jackson decided in second grade she would become a teacher and now leads a group of third graders eager to learn each day.
Winners of the contest received a $250 gift card, along with a gift basket full of back-to-school goodies. The prize was announced and presented to Jackson in front of the entire school at Trout Elementary’s daily assembly.
“We’re so glad we could be a blessing to Mrs. Jackson and her students with this award,” Ted Riley, general manager of The House FM and My Praise FM, said. “Teachers put a lot of time, dedication and money into their classrooms and we loved the opportunity to honor Mrs. Jackson.”