Melinda Clingen is our Hixson Ford Golden Apple Teacher of the Week

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CALHOUN, La. Melinda Clingen is our Hixson Ford Golden Apple Teacher of the Week.

Courtesy: KNOE 8 News

Clingen is a teacher at Calhoun Elementary and was nominated by Payde Harrison.

Harrison doesn't go to Calhoun Elementary anymore, but Clingen hasn't left his heart. He says he nominated her because she is his favorite teacher.

"She always helped me when I needed help," says Harrison.

Clingen was overwhelmed by Harrison's surprise, and says her students gratitude is what keeps her coming to work everyday.

"This job is a calling and it makes me feel awesome that I'm making a difference in the lives of these children," says Clingen.