FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — After a trying year, we all realized just how hard teachers work.
From technical difficulties with virtual school, keeping your children safe and socially distanced, Northeast Indiana teachers have really exceeded expectations this school year.
On Monday, Fort Wayne Community Schools recognized two educators who have gone above and beyond during this pandemic.
Students lined up and cheered on their favorite teachers as they received flowers from Superintendent Mark Daniel.
Waynedale Elementary School’s fourth-grade teacher Nikki Fultz, was honored and a seventh-grade teacher at Towles New Tech Middle School Tia McFarthing.
Although 2020 was a challenging year, Fultz says it really made her shift her creativity in high gear.
Fultz adds, “It took a lot of creativity to come up with lessons to engage kids. They don’t have the resources that we do at school with all of the technology so it just pushed me as a teacher to try and expand as much as possible.”
The 2000 Northrop High School grad says she's been working for FWCS for 15 years and says she loves when former students come up to her and say that she’s made a positive impact on their life.