January Teacher Of The Month [GALLERY]

By: Lanetra Bennett
February 10, 2014

Tallahassee, FL - An exceptional teacher is being recognized for her exceptional work.

Gilchrist Elementary School Teacher, Cynthia Gaines, is WCTV's Teacher of the Month for January.

Gaines teaches students special needs children from grades kindergarten to fifth grade. She's been in the field for 30 years, with the last 17 spent at Gilchrist in Tallahassee.

Gaines says, "I do what I do just because I love it. I feel so privileged to have the opportunity to work with my students. To have the opportunity to affect change in their lives is rewarding all by itself. But, then to be recognized by the community for doing that, for doing something I love, is just over the top. I love it."

Gaines was presented with her teacher of the month trophy Monday morning. She'll also receive gift cards from various locations.

If you have a teacher you'd like to be recognized for their outstanding work in the classroom, go to the wctv.tv homepage and click on Teacher of the Month, to nominate them.

Tallahassee, Fla. -- Congratulations to January's Teacher of the Month, Cynthia Gaines!

Ms. Gaines is teaches special needs children at Gilchrist Elementary School.

Ms. Gaines is our 23rd Teacher of the Month!

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