Teacher You Can Count On - Linda Wickersham - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/1/04

Teacher You Can Count On - Linda Wickersham

Learning from the Region 17 Teacher of the Year is a treat for the students in Linda Wickersham's English class. But for Linda Wickersham, the honor is a taste of heaven.

"I was just so touched and overwhelmed and just you know to be chosen to represent region 17 was a really important thing. It meant a lot to me, means a lot to me," says Wickersham, the Chairman of the English Department at Lubbock High.

Of course the best way to celebrate an accomplishment is with a truck full of Blue Bell Ice Cream and the Lubbock High student body.

"How cool is that that. They've taken it upon themselves to go out into the community and do that," says Wickersham.

Before the ice cream and the honors though, Wickersham's English students already had the privilege of learning from a published author.

"It came out in June. It's been a wonderful experience, I've had several book signings just such great feedback," says Wickersham.

The experience that has come with writing her first novel, The Weaving of a Woman, has brought another element of teaching into Wickersham's classroom.

"I love being able to talk to my students about writing and say to them this is what happened to me and maybe this can help you," says Wickersham.

Even with all of her sugar-coated success, Wickersham has no plans to leave teaching.

"I think there's no way I would quit teaching. I love it to much, I love the kids to much. I look forward to spending my day with them. You know they're just a great joy in my life," says Wickersham.

Wickersham is now a finalist for Texas Teacher of the Year, which will be announced on October 4. Be sure to watch Newschannel 11 to find out which teacher receives the honor. Also if you would like to purchase Wickersham's book, click here.

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