Melinda Ranger is a teacher at Stadley Rough Elementary School in Danbury, and she's our October 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.

Melinda was nominated by her friend Eric who had some pretty nice things to say about Melinda:

"She is so dedicated to her students it is amazing! She is all online right now and doing every thing she can to help each student and their family’s work through this crazy time. Her students mean the world to her whether in person or online she is always looking at ways to keep the students engaged and learning"!

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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