Acts of Kindness: Susan Teasdale - 8 News NOW

Acts of Kindness: Susan Teasdale

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LAS VEGAS - Susan Teasdale's students say they learn a lot from her. Teasdale teaches dozens of kids in three valley schools. For more than 20 years, she's been making a difference in the lives of students who seemingly think the world of her.

"I feel good with her, and that she teaches me a lot," said student Edgar Morales.

"It's just what she does for kids every day," said Mountain View Elementary School Office Manager Joyce Valmore. "She makes it an adventure - learning and an adventure, and it gets me excited, because things I don't know, I learn from her."

For Mrs. Teasdale, it's become a mission to ensure adventure never ends for her kids, and they continue to grow even after they leave her.

"I love working with them. You noticed how motivated they are, how they want to learn. They want to move up, and they're excited," she said. "If you can get a child excited, they'll be a life-long learner."

Learning can sometimes be difficult for these kids. Many of their families are low income, creating a daily struggle for things others take for granted.

"She helps a lot of kids with (their) lunch. She doesn't say anything about it. I think to do that, that's awesome. One field trip they took to the courts, she had all of the outfits made, like government figures for each child and just made it so special," Valmore said.

"I love all my kids and, you know, they're my babies. I may send them home at night, but they're my babies," Teasdale said.

8 News NOW decided to reward Susan Teasdale for her efforts – giving her $800 as part of its weekly series Acts of Kindness.

If you have someone you want to nominate for Acts of Kindness, visit our website or email us.

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