NBC33 Excellence In Education: Aug. Winner - Genia Kottkamp (NBC33 VIDEO)

By Emma Koch - NBC33

August 8, 2013 Updated Aug 13, 2013 at 11:22 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (NBC33) -- The Excellence in Education Award for August goes to Genia Kottkamp from Covington Elementary.

Teachers have one of the most important jobs out there, but often go without the recognition they truly deserve. That's why NBC is so proud to announce the Excellence in Education Award, highlighting exceptional teachers right here in our own community.

Each month, the winning teacher will get $500 to buy books from the Bookmark and a plaque to display from AMS Uniforms/Markfore. They'll also get a fantastic watch, courtesy of Bradley Gough Diamonds, valued at $500.

"Mrs K" was nominated by one of her student's mother. Donoven Carten's mother nominated Mrs. K.

You can nominate a special teacher in your life by going to NBC33.com and clicking on the “contest" page.

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