Updated: 10/24/2013 12:15 AM
Created: 10/23/2013 7:19 PM KSTP.com
By: Laura Lee
(ABC 6 News) -- This week's Excellent Educator is a kindergarten teacher from Blooming Prairie.
"I'm surprised and very honored, this is a huge honor, thank you," says Amy Demmer.
Amy Demmer teaches kindergarten at Blooming Prairie Elementary School and we caught up with her in class Wednesday during a math lesson.
"One, two, three, four..." says Demmer, showing her students what to do for the counting assignment.
"I love it because they are so excited to learn, and they're so eager to come to school everyday," she says.
And with excited five and six-year-olds, the job definitely keeps Ms. Demmer on her toes.
"It's just great, I couldn't ask for a better job."
Her students may be small but Ms. Demmer has big hopes for them.
"I just hope that everyone when they leave my classroom, is just excited about learning and they just have a love and respect for each other as well."
"Kapeesh?" says Demmer to her students. "Kapeesh!" says her class.