A local fourth-grade teacher recently received $319 for her classroom, thanks to a partnership between WHNT News 19, Yellowhammer Roofing and North Alabama Educators Credit Union.
Haley Roberts, a 4th-grade teacher at Bridgeport Elementary in Jackson County, was excited to win the money for her classroom, according to a WHNT News 19 article. Principal Emily Waldrop told the station that Roberts often spends her own money on the students.
“If you ask anyone in this school about Ms. Roberts, she is just the all-around best teacher,” Waldrop said. “She’s wonderful. She’s caring. She cares about her students and her parents.”
Roberts, the daughter of two teachers, said she always wanted to follow in her parents’ footsteps.
“I saw the difference they made in their students’ lives and I wanted to do the same for mine,” she said.
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