Created: 05/07/2014 5:35 PM KAALtv.com
By: Laura Lee
(ABC 6 News) -- This week is teacher appreciation week and here at ABC 6 we love to honor our teachers not just this week, but every week with an Excellent Educator award.
This week, we surprise a music teacher from Hayfield.
"I just love music and I love kids," says Liz Fjerstad, who teaches at Hayfield Elementary.
"It's my dream job," she says. A dream job that Fjerstad's had the pleasure of doing for the past thirteen years as a music teacher.
"I don't feel like I go to work everyday, I get to go and play," says Fjerstad.
Playing music and inspiring her students to keep music in their hearts and in their lives.
"I want them to have confidence in themselves, I want them to appreciate music and I want them to have a love for life and a love for learning" she says, "the arts are important because they bring out the creativity in us all, so I hope that all of you get a chance to be creative in my class and hope that continues in their lives."