Every week we honor another awesome teacher in the local area with our ‘Teacher of the Week’ award!

Congratulations to Heather Plathe, a teacher at Washington Elementary in Mount Vernon! She is this week’s ‘Teacher of the Week!” She was nominated by Janet Huebner, and here’s what she had to say:

"Mrs. Plathe had my son last year for 4th grade. Not only did she prepare him very well for 5th grade and middle school but she was a God send for him and our family. After a couple of years of struggling and not enjoying school he was excited to learn again! She gave him confidence and encouraged him in his talents. I will never forget the change I saw in my son from the very first week in her classroom."

For winning, Heather will be receiving gift cards from Wild Hogs in Walford, Peck’s Flower Shop, Half Price Books, and Kathy’s Pies.