A kindergarden teacher is recognized by parents for
her patience and caring spirit.
Shannon Bills at Hintgen in La Crosse knows how to
create a love of learning for all her students.
News 8's Kyle Dimke introduces us to this month's
Top Notch Teacher.
NATS: 5- clap, clap, clapclapclap.
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When you walk into Mrs Bills kindergarten classroom
you will notice quite a few faces.
3- I always call them the Bills Babies and I always
tell them 'Once a Bills Baby, always a Bills Baby'
so they can't ever get rid of me
Bills has been a kindgerten teacher for 14 years now
but this grade level wasn't her first choice.
1- I remember saying to people I will never teach
I got this minor just because it looked good and I
never envisioned that I would be a kindergarten teacher
and that's all I've ever done
And she feels she made the right choice.
2- I think this is where it's at.
I think this is where they are the most impressionable
and excited about learning.
Everything is so exciting, they're happy to be here,
it's a joy.
Her students seem glad she stayed with kindergarten
Kid: because she is really sweet
and give her a pretty high grade.
Kid: Two thumbs up and a tongue.
NATS: 8- What does b" say? B-uh.
and "C"? c-uh.
Mrs Bills says she treats her students as if they
were her own children.
Which she feels is one of her keys to success.
11- when they leave this classroom they might not
remember those things I said or taught them but they'll
rememeber how they felt, they'll remember how special
they felt and that they can do anything if they set
their mind to it.
I felt like that as a first and second grader from
my teacher and she inspired me to do it for other
children so I think thats how I ended up here
Misses Bills says one thing she tries hard to do is
reward her kids for being kind and compassionate.
She says more important than anything .
she wants them to learn to be kind hearted .
good little people.