Jessica Halas who's a Physical Education teacher at Danbury High School is our January Teacher of the Month.

It's more challenging now than ever for teachers, as they try and educate their students through both in-person and online classes.

Jessica was nominated by her friend Samantha, who had this to say about the long time Danbury teacher:

Jessica is in her 18th year teaching Physical Education at Danbury High School. Like most teachers, the last 10 months have been nothing but stressful. Danbury has not been in the classroom one day since March, but this has not stopped Jessica from motivating, supporting and getting her students to stay active. When she is not connected live with them, she is planning, researching and prepping for what seems like hours at a time. Her passion for teaching is present in every Google Meet with her kids. They confide in her, they trust her, and they need someone like her during these tough times. I admire her passion and love for her students. She is not going to let a pandemic stop her! If you have the chance to get to know her and talk with her, I highly suggest it. She is making our kids future more bright and FIT. Danbury High is very lucky to have her!

If you know a teacher who goes above and beyond, you can nominate them by just filling out the simple entry form below.

Each month, we'll select a different teacher and honor them with a fantastic meal at Barbarie's Black Angus Grill in Danbury. Also, every teacher of the month chosen will get an official KICKS 105.5 Teacher of the Month certificate to commemorate the honor.

So, nominate a teacher in your town who does so much in shaping our kids lives, then be listening on the last Wednesday of each month just before 10 AM, that's when Mr. Morning/Bill Trotta will make the announcement.

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