Always going above and beyond at Tallassee Elementary - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

class act

Always going above and beyond at Tallassee Elementary

Joyce Ingram is a 3rd grade teacher at Tallassee Elementary School (Source: WSFA 12 News) Joyce Ingram is a 3rd grade teacher at Tallassee Elementary School (Source: WSFA 12 News)
Mrs. Ingram has been a teacher for over two decades (Source: WSFA 12 News) Mrs. Ingram has been a teacher for over two decades (Source: WSFA 12 News)
Joyce Ingram wins the Class Act award (Source: WSFA 12 News) Joyce Ingram wins the Class Act award (Source: WSFA 12 News)
TALLASSEE, AL (WSFA) -

For some, a career is more about paycheck than anything else. That couldn't be further from the truth for one educator in Tallassee, and her name is Joyce Ingram.

Teaching is not just a job for Mrs. Ingram - it's her calling.

"I just love helping children. My children needed help, so I knew other children needed help, too - so I just decided to go into education. I changed my career so I could help children," said Ingram.

Since day one, she has always taught third-graders. She loves that age, because she feels like she is the most beneficial to them at that point in their life.

"They are old enough to do things on their own, but they are young enough to be needy and need your help, because they tell things they normally wouldn't tell and they know they can depend on me to help them when they need help," said Ingram. "They all need someone to love them, and I do - I love all of my children."

For over two decades she has been going above and beyond; whether it's using her own money to buy supplies, or giving extra time to students before and after school, Mrs. Ingram has been 110 percent dedicated to her job and people are noticing.

"It's special, and you know that someone is listening and paying attention to what their children are doing and that's all we (as teachers) want, is for the parents to be involved and care as much as we do," Ingram said.

Congrats Mrs. Ingram - you're this week's Class Act!

Copyright 2017 WSFA 12 News. All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • US arrests, accuses woman of acting as Russian agent

    US arrests, accuses woman of acting as Russian agent

    Monday, July 16 2018 4:09 PM EDT2018-07-16 20:09:37 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 7:55 PM EDT2018-07-16 23:55:08 GMT
    (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber). U.S. President Donald Trump, left, listens to Russian President Vladimir Putin during a press conference after their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, July 16, 2018.(AP Photo/Markus Schreiber). U.S. President Donald Trump, left, listens to Russian President Vladimir Putin during a press conference after their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, July 16, 2018.

    Federal authorities have arrested a Russian woman accused of conspiring to infiltrate American political organizations at the direction of a senior Kremlin official.

    More >>

    Federal authorities have arrested a Russian woman accused of conspiring to infiltrate American political organizations at the direction of a senior Kremlin official.

    More >>
  • Trump questions US intel, not Putin, on Russia 2016 meddling

    Trump questions US intel, not Putin, on Russia 2016 meddling

    Monday, July 16 2018 12:57 PM EDT2018-07-16 16:57:16 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 7:51 PM EDT2018-07-16 23:51:11 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko). U.S. President Donald Trump, left, shakes hand with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a press conference after their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, July 16, 2018.(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko). U.S. President Donald Trump, left, shakes hand with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a press conference after their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, July 16, 2018.
    Trump says he raised election meddling with Putin, but says both sides to blame for bad relations.More >>
    Trump says he raised election meddling with Putin, but says both sides to blame for bad relations.More >>
  • Amazon's Prime Day runs into early snags

    Amazon's Prime Day runs into early snags

    Monday, July 16 2018 3:25 AM EDT2018-07-16 07:25:22 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 7:47 PM EDT2018-07-16 23:47:05 GMT
    (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File). FILE- In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, Myrtice Harris applies tape to a package before shipment at an Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore. Amazon's Prime Day starts July 16, 2018, and will be six hours longer than...(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File). FILE- In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, Myrtice Harris applies tape to a package before shipment at an Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore. Amazon's Prime Day starts July 16, 2018, and will be six hours longer than...

    This year's sales event, which starts Monday afternoon, will be six hours longer than last year's and will launch new products.

    More >>

    This year's sales event, which starts Monday afternoon, will be six hours longer than last year's and will launch new products.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly