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 Joyce Cook, a teacher at Lakeview Elementary School in Solon! She is this week’s ‘Teacher of the Week!’ Joyce was nominated by Alison Holroyd and this is her entry:

"Mrs. Cook is my son's 3rd grade teacher. My son and his friends absolutely adore her. Nothing but kind and appreciative words are spoken when it comes to Mrs. Cook. The impact she has made in the lives of her students is nothing less than phenomenal. Mrs. Cook finds unique ways to make learning fun for the kids. Instead of teaching "at" the students, she finds fun ways to get the students involved to help them absorb the information they are learning. She makes each student a priority. She has found a way to get my son interested in reading, which used to be his least favorite thing to do. Now he actually wants to read at night instead of me having to force him to read. THIS IS HUGE! Mrs. Cook deserves to be recognized for all the lives she has touched at Lakeview Elementary!"

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