WEST MONROE, La. Angela Barton is this week's winner of the Hixson Ford Golden Apple Teacher of the Week Award.
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Noah Russell is in 4th grade at Riser Elementary School. He says he nominated Barton because she makes learning fun.
"She's funny in class and she always tells stories about her kids at home," says Russell.
Barton says she loves her students and there's nothing she'd rather be doing than teaching.
"It's just something that's such a value," says Barton. "They need to know they are valued and it's just wonderful to be able to teach them that they matter."