Barbara Essien wins Golden Apple Teacher of the Week

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WEST MONROE, La. Barbara Essien is our Banner Ford of Monroe Golden Apple Teacher of the Week!

Courtesy: KNOE 8 News

Essien teaches at Woodlawn Elementary School and was nominated by five generations of students.

Anna Mims, Alley Mims, Jackson White, Amelia White, and Joseph White are all first cousins and returned to Essien's classroom to show their appreciation.

KNOE didn't have time to interview all five of the kids, so we asked the oldest child, Amelia White, what she remembers most about Essien as a teacher.

"She would always make learning fun," says White. "And she would always be funny."

Essien was speechless but says after more than 20 years of teaching, she still looks forward to coming to work each day.