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Meet Amber Bouknight, School District Lexington Three’s Teacher of the Year
 Amber knew she wanted to teach from a young age, here is some of her story.
 
“We’ve all heard the quote “Do what you love and never work a day in your life.” This statement is so true for educators who were born to teach. I would tell anyone considering teaching that choosing education as a career path is one of the best decisions I ever made. Teaching is not about the money–it’s about sharing in special times with students that money can’t buy.
 
I knew I wanted to be a teacher since I was in elementary school–I could never see myself doing anything else. I truly love going to work every day, because I know that my presence makes a difference in the lives of my students–not just daily but for a lifetime. The hardest part of being a teacher is not being able to do more. Even as teachers, some things are beyond our control but our desire is still to make the best accommodations possible for our students.
 
As an art teacher, the most satisfying part of my day is watching students learn to express themselves, particularly helping them embrace their uniqueness, rather than trying to hide it. Every educator has the chance to be a role model to their students, and therefore I am constantly challenged to be my best self for my students.”

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