Wal-mart awards local Teacher of the Year award

Wal-mart awards local Teacher of the Year award
By: Wes Wallace
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - A big award for 4th Grade Teacher Shawn Brooks.   Tuesday afternoon, WalMart presented him with Teacher of the Year, at assembly in front of all of Alma Schrader School.
"It's a complete surprise,' says Brooks, "This award has my name on it, but it's for the school and for the kids here.  Any of our teachers deserve it, because it's really a team effort here."

With the $1000 award, Brooks says the school will put the money to good use with several different programs. "He's a great science teacher, he makes learning about it really fun,'  says Erica Scott.  Classmate Kieran Griffin agrees, "I was like wow!  He's really cool and really fun and a great teacher."

Several students and parents nominated Brooks for the award.