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Mrs. Jessica Crews is the Valley's Top Teacher

Mrs. Crews has been teaching Special Education at Brindlee Mountain Elementary for 13 years, and shows up every single day with a smile and encouraging words.

MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. — A love for children is what has kept Mrs. Jessica Crews coming back to teach Special Education at Brindlee Mountain Elementary for the past thirteen years. Having a positive relationship with her third through fifth graders is her number one priority.

"I think every child is special and every child is capable of so many things," shares Mrs. Jessica Crews, Valley's Top Teacher

Parents say Mrs. Crews has been consistently checking in on her students during the pandemic and always greets them with a big smile, no matter what.

"I want them to know that I am excited to see them, because I am," says Mrs. Crews. "I want them to know that I look forward to seeing them every time that we zoom together."

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She works with her kids every step of the way and shows them that the process and journey of learning is something to be proud of.

"I always let them know that they can do it if they put their mind to it, they can rise above these challenges," explains Mrs. Crews. "I am here to support them, I am their advocate."

Her goal is to make sure her kids feel confident and proud of themselves. She says it is the absolute best feeling when they achieve their goals.

"When they make those 'aha moments' it just really touches my heart, and I can see how excited they are and they want to even do more," she says with a smile.

Although this year has brought challenges, she says this is where she feels called to be.

"My kids are fantastic, I love them so much, and I am so honored and blessed to be able to teach them," says Mrs. Crews.

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