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Amy Knoll

Created: 03/05/2014 7:12 PM KAALtv.com
By: Laura Lee

(ABC 6 News) -- This week we honor an elementary school teacher from Dodge Center.

Amy Knoll from Triton Elementary is this weeks ABC 6 Excellent Educator.

"This made my day," says Knoll.

For the 21 students she teaches at Triton, she makes their day, starting with a smile.

"These kids, they're great," she says. Knoll teaches first grade and her classroom just reached their 100th day at school.  One of their biggest goals this year is reading.

"I want to teach them to learn how to read and learn how to love school and love to learn," she says.

Something she remembers when she was in first grade, from her own teachers inspiring her to follow her dreams.

"That you can do anything, if you put your mind to it."