April Robinson of Whitesburg P-8 Wins Valley's Top Teacher

Congrats to the middle school teacher!

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - They say to teach is to touch a life forever, and that adage rings true for Whitesburg P-8 middle school teacher, April Robinson. Many students say she has touched their lives and call her "the best teacher ever."

April Robinson says she's always wanted to be a teacher, ever since she was a little girl.

"My mom and dad bought me a little chalkboard and I acted like my sister was my class," said Ms. Robinson.

Fast forward decades later, and the Valley's Top Teacher is fifteen years into her dream career.

"This is truly my calling," said Robinson. "This is what I'm here to do."

Ms. April Robinson teaches many grades and many different subjects -- and students say there's many reasons why she's the "best teacher ever."

"She's the best teacher ever," said student, Gavin Files.

"I like her because she's the best teacher ever," said student, Tyler Smith.

Ms. Robinson says building relationships with both students and parents is crucial to success.

"Without that, you'll never be able to successfully motivate them in academics or socially or behaviorally," said Robinson.

Apparently, Ms. Robinson's ways are working; students have great things to say about their middle school teacher.

"Ms. Robinson makes you feel happy," said Smith. "When you're sad, she cheers you up."

"She helps me with my work," said Files. "She gives me free time. She helps me with everything."

Ms. Robinson says above all, she hopes her students remember that she truly cares.

"I love them," said Robinson. "I'm always here for them. There's always a place for them in this world. They can achieve great and wonderful things."

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