It's time to honor another great Eastern Iowa educator! Congratulations to Melanie Lucero, a 1st-grade teacher at Lisbon Elementary School in Lisbon!

Patrick Strauch

Melanie was nominated by Patrick Strauch. Here is his entry:

"Melanie has gone above and beyond for kids in her classroom this year. Although days can be rough, she ALWAYS finds a way to raise them up. We love the effort and love that she has and has had for all her students for over 27 years."

For being such a wonderful teacher, Melanie will be receiving a free massage or facial from Massage Heights in Cedar Rapids and Coralville, plus $25 gift cards to Wild Hogs in Walford and Half Price Books.

Would you like to honor an amazing teacher in your life? Get them nominated for 'Teacher of the Week' HERE! Once your teacher is in, they'll be eligible for the remainder of the school year. We announce the winner every Friday morning around 8:20!