NBC33 Excellence In Education: July Winner - Rachel Johnson (NBC33 VIDEO)

By Emma Koch

July 11, 2013 Updated Aug 8, 2013 at 4:07 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (NBC33) -- The Excellence in Education Award for July goes to Rachel Johnson from Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran Church & School.

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. They'll also get a fantastic watch, courtesy of Bradley Gough Diamonds, valued at $500.

"Mrs J" was nominated by her husband Ryan.

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

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