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Stacy Warneke

Created: 10/02/2013 5:39 PM KSTP.com
By: Laura Lee

(ABC 6 News) -- This week ABC 6 is honoring an Excellent Educator from Byron Public Schools.

"Wow, I'm so honored, it just feels great," says Stacy Warneke.

Stacy Warneke teaches English at Byron High School and Wednesday lesson, "Infinitive Sentences."

"An infinitive is the base form of a verb with the word "to," says Warneke as she walks around the classroom.

"I love these guys and I love what I do and that's why I keep coming back everyday," says Warneke.

And Mrs. Warneke has been coming back for 17 years, 6 of them in the Byron School District.

"it (teaching) keeps me young, this is where I belong."

"To teach" is a noble gift.

"I try to reach at least one student a year and if more than that, then I've done my job."