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Mrs. Mitzi Owens is this week's Valley's Top Teacher

Mrs. Owens teaches at Legacy Elementary in Madison.

MADISON, Alabama — Mrs. Mitzi Owens teaches second grade at Legacy Elementary in Madison. 

She's been at the school for seven years and she loves her job. Mrs. Owens takes a unique approach to teaching, by utilizing chants and call-backs.

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Principal Catherine Rogers nominated Mrs. Owens because of her hard work. She loves walking down the second-grade hall to visit Mrs. Owens' class to see what they're up to. 

"She has a heart of gold, and she's a quiet storm in the classroom," Principal Rogers said. "She's super organized and super kind to her co-workers and most importantly her children."

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Mrs. Owens understands the importance of creating a fun environment for students to learn in. 

"It's not a job it's a calling," Mrs. Owens explained. "You've got to love what you do. I love them and I want them to love being here. They'll perform better if they want to be here and we spend a lot of time together." 

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Not only do her students love her, they enjoy her style of teaching. Second-grader Alexander Hall says the chants were fun to learn.

"The first couple ones were easy, but we did some that were hard to figure out." 

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