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Teacher of the Week: Mrs. Sargent of Lena-Winslow Elementary

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Students across the area are almost done for the year, and what they say is keeping them attentive is laughter.

And that's exactly what Stacy Sargent of Lena-Winslow Elementary is doing every day of the year.

Mrs. Sargent says teaching is her calling, and she's been doing it for more than two decades.

"It's what I always wanted to do," Mrs. Sargent says. "Since like third or fourth grade, I knew I wanted to work with children, and I love it."

She says the excitement of it never goes away, especially when she sees that they get it.

"When you see that spark in their eye and they get something, it's like okay, that's what we do, the reason we do what we do everyday," she says.

Emma Kempele is one of her students. She says what makes her get it is the way Mrs. Sargent teaches.

"Mrs. Sargent, she always has a lot of fun projects for us," Emma says. "And then, well the homework part isn't fun."

Even though there's usually homework, Emma says Mrs. Sargent makes things in the classroom exciting.

"She makes our work more fun than it should be," she she says. "She explains it how a kid would want to hear it, not how an adult would want to hear it."

Because, Mrs. Sargent says, what's the point of learning if you can't have any fun while doing it?

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