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Darnell Cookman Teacher of the Week

5:00 PM, Jun 2, 2011   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A sixth-grade world history teacher at Darnell Cookman Middle High School was nominated for Teacher of the Week by 17 of her biggest fans: her students. 

The school year is almost over and students in Teri Looper's class wanted to make sure of at least two things before the last day of school. They wanted her to know how much they learned in her class this year, and they wanted her to be our Teacher of the Week. 

"What makes her an amazing teacher is how she brings lessons to life," said one sixth-grader reading part of the nomination form. 

Seventeen students signed the nomination."She gives us tough love. We all know she's deserving of this prestigious award."

Looper has been teaching for 10 years and said her students are part of the reason she loves being a teacher.

"I feel I'm making a difference in the world and as long as I can make that difference I will keep doing it," said Looper. 

"Part of my teaching curriculum is for world history but most of my teaching is life skills. How to love learning and how to make it part of who you are and that you are special... some of the kids don't know that and every day in my class you do."   

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