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It was no surprise for these third graders to find out their teacher, Ms. Latanya Dean, is this week's top teacher.

Ms. Dean is a fun teacher and I love her," says student Jamere Lester.

What was a surprise was the student who nominated her.

"When we first started school, I thought it would be scary to be in her class because I am really shy," Ke'undre Simmons says as he read the letter to Ms. Dean.

Ms. Dean wanted to be a lawyer at first, but says her calling was teaching. And for the last 11 years , she's been doing just that at Brookdale Elementary.

"We never know about fractions. She showed us the fun way about fractions," says student Lashonti Jones.

Besides using song and dance in the classroom, Ms. Dean loves to read to her students.

"I'm a drama queen at heart. I like to do voices when I read, act out what i'm reading, make it really fun," says Ms. Dean.

As much as Ms. Dean knows her students, her students know her even better.

"She loves chocolates. Her favorite couple is pink and purple. She's a little bit picky," says Simmons.

"When I come back from summer, I'm going to bring her a heart with chocolate candy in it because she loves chocolate," says Lester.

If you want to nominate your teacher, send a written letter to:

My Teacher is Tops

1314 Gray Hwy

Macon, GA 31211.

Remember, neatness counts!