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Ms. Keri Sutton started Wednesday morning like any other, so she wasn't expecting to win this week's 'My Teacher is Tops' award.

The surprise left her speechless, and she says she was thankful that after just a year of teaching, she was nominated for this award.

"I've seen different teachers get it. That's why I think it means so much to me because I've seen different teachers win it around this area," Sutton said.

Even though the student who nominated her was absent, Ms. Sutton says she was even more proud of Jordan Andrews after reading the letter he wrote to 13WMAZ.

"She taught me so much because this is my first time making honor roll," the letter read.

Fifth-grader Kennede Dawson says she learns about topics like the Great Depression, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln. The way she teaches is very fun and I learn a lot."

Sutton's students even like her style.

"She wears pretty clothes," Jennifer Clowery said.

Others in Ms. Sutton's class say they wish they could stay in her fifth grade class forever

"I guess I would love to stay in this school, better than any other school on the earth," Richard Luna said.

That's something Ms. Sutton has figured out, too.

"I love the difference that they bring and the love they have for learning and the different walks of life they come through," Sutton said.

Those different walks brought all of them right here to Miss Sutton's fifth grade classroom.

You can still nominate your top teacher by writing a one-page handwritten letter to us at 1314 Gray Highway, Macon, Georgia 31211, telling us why your teacher is tops.

Make sure it has your name, your teacher's name and the name of your school.

And remember, neatness counts!

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