Every week we team up with Menard's to honor another awesome teacher in the local area with our ‘Teacher of the Week’ award!

Congratulations to Amanda Whitaker a teacher at West Elementary in Independence! She is this week’s ‘Teacher of the Week!’ Amanda was nominated by Madeline Rummel and this is her entry:

"Amanda is one of the kindest people I've ever known. She is patient, she works hard to make sure every single student feels smart and important, and she has the biggest heart of anyone in the entire world. I have 3 siblings and she has taught all 4 of us, with the youngest currently in her 6th grade class this year.  She is so humble that she would never ask for any sort of recognition or credit, but she definitely deserves it."

For being an amazing teacher, Amanda will be receiving gift cards from Wild Hogs in Walford, Half-Price Books, and Kathy’s Pies!