Teacher You Can Count On - Allison Attaway - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

3/11/05

Teacher You Can Count On - Allison Attaway

For Allison Attaway teaching could almost be considered a part of her genetic makeup. That's because she comes from a family full of teachers. Step foot in her kindergarten classroom at Stewart Elementary and you might be surprised to learn this is only Attaway's second year to teach. But her co-workers and students say it's a job that just comes naturally for this week's teacher you can count on.

"She's a very good teacher and she learns us a lot of stuff," says Tyler Willoughby, a kindergartners at Stewart Elementary.

"The kids just love her. All the staff loves her. I don't know what to say she's just wonderful," says Lucy Escobar, a teaching assistant at Stewart Elementary.

Attaway appears to be a seasoned pro, but a year ago she was simply a rookie kindergarden teacher.

"Last year it was hard everyday. Everything was brand new. Even if I had been here for six months, it was brand new," says Attaway.

But she admits, even if she'd been teaching a lot longer, there's always more to learn.

"This is a learning profession. It's not something you're going to learn and have skills in two years it's not something you'll have skills in 30 years," says Attaway.

No matter how limited her experience might be Attaways students all agree, she's no longer a rookie but a most valuable player.

"She likes teaching a lot," says Tyler.

"She helps us," says Bo McCraw, a kindergartners at Stewart Elementary.

If you know of a teacher that deserves to be recognized, send us an e-mail explaining the reasons why to teacher@kcbd.com.

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