Teacher of the month honored at Highlands

DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - Congratulations to Heather Merritt! The Highlands Elementary School kindergarten teacher is this month's WTVY and Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union's Teacher of the Month.

This is Merritt’s 20th year teaching, she's been with Dothan City Schools for 18 years. She says teaching 4 and 5 year olds holds a special place in her heart.

"These children are the reason I get up every day. I want to give them what I can to help them have better lives,” said Merritt. “I believe in early childhood education and I love teaching kindergarten.”

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