This week's Class Act is Dawn Malkemus from Brewbaker Junior High School in Montgomery. She's been there for 9 years and teaches 8th grade pre-algebra. "We talk about the math police, sometimes they think I'm crazy, but there are certain laws you can't break in math," Malkemus said.
The teacher who nominated her for the award says Ms. Malkemus could teach anywhere, but she chose the public school system and really cares about her students. Ms. Malkemus knows every student is different. "You don't know what they're going thru at home, every kid has a story and different interests."