Teacher of the Year

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Hardworking, dedicated, and loving are just some of the words school officials are using to describe Jefferson County's teacher of the year.

Sharico Parrish was shocked and at a loss for words as the superintendent and several school administrators surprised her with the award.

Parrish has been a teacher for seven years, making a difference at Jefferson County Elementary, her alma matter

Sharico Parrish said, "I do everything in my power to push my kids, to get them to excel, and just being able to come back here in the same school I was born and raised in and give back to this community, it's just an honor."

In addition to her role as educator at the elementary school, Parrish also tutors at the local Boys and Girls Club.