NBC33 Excellence In Education: Jan. Winner - Bill Critell (VIDEO)

By Eric Dutkiewicz - NBC33

January 29, 2014 Updated Jan 30, 2014 at 10:22 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (NBC33) -- The Excellence in Education Award for December goes to Bill Critell, principal of St. Joseph Central Elementary School in Fort Wayne.

Teachers and school administrators have one of the most important jobs out there, but often go without the recognition they truly deserve. That's why NBC33 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.

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

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