By: Lanetra Bennett
January 14, 2014
Tallahassee, FL - Betsy Penn is WCTV's Teacher of the Month for December.
Penn teaches fourth and fifth graders at Kate Sullivan Elementary School in Tallahassee.
A WCTV representative, along with the Leon County Superintendent, school principal, and other staff surprised Penn Tuesday morning.
The teacher of 13 years says her initial career choice was to be an actress, but, says she's happy getting to flex her acting chops in the classroom every day.
Penn says, "It always feels really good to be recognized. But, you just don't need to expect it. The kids think I'm a celebrity, especially the kindergarten and first grade kids, they think I'm a celebrity anyway. So, I feel like I get recognized every day."
Penn gets a trophy, plus various gift cards.
To nominate an instructor for this special honor, go to the wctv.tv homepage and click on "Teacher of the Month."