Every Friday we choose an amazing local teacher to be named our KHAK 'Teacher of the Week,' but today's winner is extra special because she happens to be winning on World Teachers' Day!

Congratulations to this week's honoree Melinda Semler, a preschool teacher at the HLV School District in Victor! She was nominated by Devann Horras

"Melinda is a preschool teacher in the HLV School District. She has dedicated herself to making each child's school experience a memorable one. She is patient and kind with all of them!! Melinda takes care of each child like they are hers. She's an all-around fantastic teacher, and I am honored to know her personally!!"

For being such a fantastic teacher, Melinda will be receiving a free massage or facial from Massage Heights and $25 gift cards from Kathy's Pies, Wild Hogs, and Half Price Books.

Do you know an amazing educator here in Eastern Iowa? Nominate them for 'Teacher of the Week' HERE!