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Skip Weber surprises Tools for Teachers Class of 2015

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- Eight of 10 local teachers along with Skip Weber joined us on KPLR 11 for a year-end wrap up of our Tools for Teachers program.

Each educator has received $500 from Weber Chevrolet this year. They received a major surprise today! Each of them received an additional $500 from Weber Chevrolet!

In 2015, KPLR 11 and Weber Chevrolet teamed up to tell the local stories of teachers making a difference in the lives of young people all over the Metro Area.  Our Tools for Teachers program asked our community to send in nominations of amazing teachers and our website went crazy!  Every month, more than 100 nominations flooded the newsroom.

These teachers here, were just a few of the educators you saw appear with us here on News 11 and today.  They represent our greater community, public and private schools, grade schools, middle and high schools across all subject matters and sports, and every one of them has a history of going above and beyond the requirements to help our community succeed through education.

If you want to nominate a deserving teacher in your life, go to the Tools for Teachers page on KPLR 11.com.

Tools for Teachers 2015 recipients:

January 2015 – Darnell Young, Crestview Middle School
February 2015 – Anna McGuire, Wohlwend Elementary
March 2015 – CANNOT BE HERE - Sam Lakey, SSD
April 2015 – Rachel Bolt, Zion Lutheran
May 2015 – Amie Branch, Hancock Place HS
June 2015 - Kari Kraichely, KIPP Inspire Academy
July 2015 – Tracy Hamilton, Collinsville Middle School
August 2015 – Kaylan Holloway, Central VPA
Sept 2015 – Michelle Schaefer, Belleville District 118
Oct 2015 – Kevin Hampton, McCluer North HS
Nov 2015 –  Ashley Crompton, Smithton
December 2015  - Denise Ruebhausen, Wilson Elementary