We love our educators, so every chance we can to say thanks for all that they do for our kids, we'll take it.

The Lafayette Parish School System recently announced the Teacher of the Year winners by surprising each in their respective classrooms. Winners were announced for elementary, middle, and high schools.

And the winners are...

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Elementary School - Ericka Cornay, 5th grade ELA and social studies teacher at Cpl. Michael Middlebrook Elementary School in Lafayette

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Middle School - Charity Turpeau, 5th - 7th grade math, science, social studies, and health teacher at Acadian Middle School in Lafayette

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High School - Kara Rutherford, 9th grade English teacher at Lafayette High School

Congratulations to all these wonderful teachers and all of the fine educators that work within the Lafayette Parish School System.

And good luck to these district winners. They can now compete at the state competition through the Louisiana Department of Education and a winner can move on to compete at the national level.

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