Teaching his students how to care for animals, Roy Browne is in his element.
For 17 years now, Mr. Browne has been teaching veterinary care and agriculture science. They're subjects Browne knows well. He spent the first part of his working life in the Ag industry, but says school is where he found his passion.
"All teachers will probably tell you...Understand something."
In Mr. Browne's classroom at Dinuba High, young people learn plenty. But many get more than an education.
"He builds a relationship with you...Not just a teacher."
Mr. Browne has developed a reputation for always being there. Arriving early and leaving late is just what he does. He's gotten quite a reputation, for treating his kids, like his kids.
"They become like my sons and daughters...I treat all my students...My sons that way too."
And the feeling is mutual.
"You're like my high school father, so thank you for the 4 years."
And believe it or not, Mr. Browne actually does teach his own son.
"It makes me feel special...I can have him too."
"I just think this is the greatest thing to be able to teach."
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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