It may look like all fun and games in this kindergarten classroom at Hamilton Elementary, but teacher Linda Hickey takes her job very seriously.
"It is their foundation...Positive rest of their life...School years."
For more than two decades now, Mrs. Hickey has been preparing young minds for what's to come. Her passion runs deep.
"I knew I wanted to be a kindergarten teacher...This is my dream job."
A dream that inspires a love of learning for her students. She has a special message for them every morning.
"Its gonna be a special day."
"She's always nice to kids...She says good morning with a smile on her face."
Its hard not to find Mrs. Hickey with a smile on her face. It's what happens when you love what you do.
"Its a lot of work...So worth every moment of it."
Congratulations to Linda Hickey, KSEE24's Educator of the Week.
If you'd like to nominate someone to be our Educator of the Week, it's easy! Just go to our website, KSEE24.com. Then, click on community, then submission. Tell us why your choice should be educator of the week!
Every week, the winning teacher and her classroom will receive a $124 gift certificate from GW School Supply. They'll also get their names engraved on a brick on the 'Teacher and Friends of Education Honor Wall', at Fresno State's Kremen School of Education.