January 9Teacher Who Care winner grows her students' brains

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BROOMFIELD - First grade teacher Chassity Ross says it doesn't work to spoon-feed students information. She would much rather make them think. She says it grows their brains.

Mrs. Ross teaches at Mountain View Elementary school in Broomfield. Her students adore her - and so do their parents. 

Kiersten Connor says it's about much more than educational lessons. She says it's about life lessons. 

"How do we treat each other with kindness? How do we get respect towards one another? And she models that all the time in her classroom," Conner said.

The day we visited Mrs. Ross's class, she told her students about a personal experience that she thought would make a good short story. Her two pugs, Brewster and Rhumba got lost in the snow. She had to trudge into her backyard and rescue them. The title of the story, "Pug Rescuer."  

Mrs. Ross says she loves her job and her students and can't imagine doing anything else. She says it's a blessing to be a teacher. Congratulations to Chassity Ross, our January 9Teachers Who Care winner.

Metropolitan State University of Denver and 9NEWS are proud to honor outstanding teachers who are making a positive impact on our children through the 9Teachers Who Care program.

9Teachers Who Care is a monthly award that recognizes teachers who exemplify excellence in education.

One individual a month, from September through May, will be chosen to receive the 9Teachers Who Care Award. Their story will be featured on the second Friday of the month in our 5 a.m., 8 a.m., and 4 p.m. newscasts, then again on the following Saturday in the 7 a.m. newscast.

To nominate someone for 9Teachers Who Care, fill out the following form: http://bit.ly/KO5wmi.

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