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Teacher of the Year Natalie Melton holds up her own second-grade artwork that reads, “I want to be a teacher when I grow up.”
‘She teaches everything’

Teachers often talk about the “light bulb” moment, the instant when a student truly understands what is being taught.
The moment is different for each student. Some soak up teaching like a sponge. For others, it is a gradual process. For some, it’s a struggle until that special moment.