The polls have closed, the votes have been counted, and the results are in: Kelly Shepherd of Grandview Elementary is the winner of December's Tutoring Excellence Teacher Tuesday! It's a great day to give: today is the National Day of Giving.

Kelly Shepherd brought home a ton of great prizes thanks to the University of Northern Colorado’s Extended Campus-Online Graduate Programs for Educators (pictured below, Shepherd is an alum), The Human Bean, The Melting Pot, and Old Chicago. Not only did she get a prize, but so did everyone in her class: each student took home a free game of bowling thanks to Chipper's Lanes.

Kelly's students were so excited that their teacher won, and Mrs. Shepherd let us know that she had enlisted the help of family and friends all over the country to assist in her win. Looks like that hard work paid off!

Congratulations to a great teacher who deserves recognition-- and happy Teacher Tuesday!