A series on members of The 2006 All-USA Teacher Team in USA Today highlights outstanding teachers in The Education section of the newspaper.
Cumberland Trace Elementary Kindergarten teacher Patrice McCrary was honored along with 20 others in October.
In Tuesday's edition of USA Today you can read more on why McCrary was chosen for the honor.
According to the article, McCrary begins each day on her knees, enabling her kindergartners to wrap their arms around her for a morning hug.
She is quoted in the article by saying "she educates by seeing the world through their eyes."
USA Today's recognition program for outstanding K-12 teachers award the winners with $2,500 awards to share with their schools.
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