The crew arrived at Pear Park Elementary this morning armed with balloons, lots of coffee, and a certificate for a party for 30 people, to surprise January's "Teacher of the Month."

January was an exciting month for nominations. Western Colorado really stepped up to the plate to tell us about their favorite teacher. Nominations were added up, and we had our finalists. After a week of aggressive voting, January had its winner.

Congratulations to Amanda Talley, 5th Grade teacher at Pear Park Elementary. Her students were totally jazzed to see her win "Teacher of the Month."

Let's show Amanda what she's won!

  • $50 gift card from Village Inn
  • Pizza and skating party for 30 at Spin City
  • 1-pound bag of Mesa Blend coffee and a $20 gift card from Colorado Legacy Coffee
  • An insulated drink tumbler from Carville's Automart and a $20 Starbucks gift card
  • 1-hour massage from Rimrock Wellness
  • A balloon bouquet from Elegant Balloon Creations
  • Fresh fruit basket from Willy's Wild Carvings

Congratulations, Amanda! We hope you enjoy. Thank you to all who voted!

We do this every month throughout the school year. Keep voting in the "Teacher of the Month" contest brought to you by Village Inn.