Created: 03/13/2013 5:40 PM KSTP.com
By: Laura Lee
(ABC 6 News) -- This week we honor Amy Schuhmacher from Albert lea.
"I don't know what to say," was all Schuhmacher could say as she wiped away tears Wednesday after being surprised with the Excellent Educator Award.
Schuhmacher teaches 3rd grade at Halverson Elementary in Albert Lea.
"I find something that works for every student so that they can leave here knowing that I cared about them and that they are important," she says.
Something Mrs. Schuhmacher says was important to her as a student.
She grew up surrounded by educators, following the footsteps of her father and grandfather. "As a young girl I played school and I made my sister play school and they still tease me about it."
Now that she no longer needs to play it, she wants her "real" students to know that learning is fun.
"I'm learning every day right a long with them," she says, "we laugh and we have fun and sometimes we don't even know we're learning."