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Adams Elementary School teacher Linda Shafer with some of her students.

FWCS names Teacher of the Year

With cheers and hugs from her students and a bouquet of flowers from district leaders Wednesday morning, Adams Elementary School teacher Linda Shafer was named the 2014 Fort Wayne Community Schools Teacher of the Year.

“I can’t believe it,” Shafer said about the award. “It’s such an honor to know that out of all the amazing teachers, they picked me.”

Shafer began her teaching career in 1996 as a substitute and then part-time teacher. She began teaching at Adams Elementary four years ago.

Shafer’s second-grade classroom erupted with excitement Wednesday after learning their teacher had been selected to represent the district’s approximately 1,900 teachers.

“Don’t you think she deserves it?” Superintendent Wendy Robinson asked the students.

“Yes!” they cheered.

jcrothers@jg.net

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