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Educator of the Week, 5/12: Ms. Jody Nyberg

It's time to honor another teacher in the valley who's making a difference. Today we head to Oak Grove Elementary in Visalia for our Educator of the Week.
It's time to honor another teacher in the valley who's making a difference. Today we head to Oak Grove Elementary in Visalia for our Educator of the Week.

Ms. Jody Nyberg is the epitome of a kindergarten teacher. "Honk honk good job buddy!" she said with a great big smile to her class.

And her students certainly feel the love. "She makes me laugh. She makes us do stories and it's fun," said Diego Alanzo.

And because she makes it so fun, her kids come ready and eager to learn and help.

"She picks a person every day and they get to do the calendar and do all the stuff on the calendar stuff," said one of her students Lana Alpiza.

"She picks you every day if you learn hard and focus on the teacher and be outstanding," said Diego.

Ms. Nyberg has been teaching in the valley for 33 years, 23 of them in kindergarten and 10 years in first through third grades, which means her students are starting to come full circle.
     
"I'm teaching kids of kids now which is fun. My first first graders they're 40 years old," said Nyberg. 

At this point, retirement isn't an option because she can't imagine her life without teaching.

"I can teach them how to read, write, shake hands and make eye contact, how to sing how to laugh, play and get along... that's the most rewarding thing of all."

And that makes Ms. Nyberg of Oak Grove Elementary our Educator of the Week.
 

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