Posted at: 02/27/2013 6:08 PM
By: Laura Lee
__ (ABC 6 News) -- This weeks Excellent Educator is Andrea McKichan, who teaches middle school at Sacred Heart in Adams.
"I like teaching at Sacred Heart, it's a really great place and we're really close here and the kids are all wonderful," says McKichan.
She has been teaching for 13 years and in her time there she helps to get her students ready for the real world.
"Every thing in education right now is moving toward technology and text books are a thing of the past," she says, "so its important that these kids have skills to carry them into highschool and college."
But the most important lesson her students walk away with... is respect.
"If you can respect the kids and show them that you love them, they're gonna love you back."