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River Hall educator honored as Teacher of the Year

December 19, 2017
Special to THE CITIZEN (news@breezenewspapers.com) , Lehigh Acres Citizen

Chasey Niebrugge, an intensive intervention Exceptional Student Education teacher at River Hall Elementary School, was recognized today as the 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year for the School District of Lee County.

Superintendent Dr. Greg Adkins presented her with a plaque, and board members and district personnel presented her with flowers and gifts donated by local businesses.

"Ms. Niebrugge loves what she does. You can see that in her work. It is the love for children, passion for the work, and energy for the job that sets apart good teachers from great teachers," Adkins said.

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Chasey Niebrugge, an intensive intervention Exceptional Student Education teacher at River Hall Elementary School, was recognized today as the 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year for the School District of Lee County.

A large crowd of parents, board members, district administrators and fellow River Hall staff members surprised Niebrugge with the honor during Field Day.

"I've always wanted to teach, this is my passion. I'm meant to be with these kids. They deserve the recognition," she said.

Niebrugge was nominated by Assistant Principal Elizabeth Vickery.

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"Ms. Niebrugge is a well-respected teacher. Her only goal is student success, which includes achievement both inside and outside the classroom," she said.

Niebrugge was selected out of 49 nominees.

She will represent Lee County in Florida's Teacher of the Year program, which recognizes and honors the contributions of outstanding classroom teachers who have demonstrated a superior capacity to inspire a love of learning in students of all backgrounds and abilities.

Source: Lee County School District

 
 

 

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