JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Nicole Thompson is a sixth grade language arts teacher at Fruit Cove Middle School. She was nominated for Teacher of the Week by one of her student's parents.
Thompson said she enjoys watching her students grow up and mature in her classroom and her teaching philosophy is based on the fact that she has four children herself.
"I want to be the kind of teacher for my students that I would want for my own children," Thompson said. "That's really what it boils down to and it's easy to do because I live in this community"
Her community involvement helps her to get to know her students and their parents.
"These kids are my neighbors. I see them at church. I see them at sporting events. I see them at the grocery store. I've watched a lot of them grow up and I love them and I think that they know that."
First Coast News