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Teacher helps students, wins a High 5


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MIDVALE -- A teacher in Midvale wins a High 5 for being not only an excellent educator but a true friend that her students can count on.

Charity Clark works at Midvalley Elementary. Amy Loveless nominated her for being an amazing teacher.

"She does so much for her kids," Amy said. "She looks out for them, and they're not afraid to come to her. She just does so much for them."

In her High 5 nomination, Amy told us about a time Mrs. Clark bought a student several pairs of pants because she noticed he was always wearing shorts in the cold. She asked him and found out he didn't have any long pants.

Another example -- when the class learned about free enterprise, students were to bring items to stock a store. Several students approached Mrs. Clark about not being able to buy things. She bought the items for them.

"I don't want any child to feel left out. I want them to feel like part of the group," Mrs. Clark said. "So when we do things and they can't afford something, I'm going to help them out. I let them know that we'll do this and nobody will know."

"I want every child to have what they need to have to (be successful)," she added. "I want them to feel success. I want them to leave with a higher self esteem than what they came in with."

Amy said, "She means a lot because she's a great teacher."

Mrs. Clark also feels that because her name is Charity, she should be doing charity.

As a thank you, she received a goodie basket from our High 5 partners at Les Schwab.

If you know someone like Mrs. Clark, share your story with us. You can fill out a High 5 nomination form here.

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