Parents laud Bob Sikes Elementary kindergarten teacher

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Bob Sikes Elementary School kindergarten teacher Tisha Melton, left, accepts a plaque from school volunteer Wanda Wooten. Parents and staff also presented Melton with balloons to show their gratitude for her dedication.

MATTHEW BROWN / News Bulletin
Published: Monday, June 10, 2013 at 03:12 PM.

CRESTVIEW — One thing is certain: Tisha Melton knows she’s appreciated.

Parents and Bob Sikes Elementary School students on Wednesday surprised the kindergarten teacher with balloons, gifts and cupcakes. Additionally, they presented a plaque thanking her for her commitment to their children's education.

Classroom volunteer Wanda Wooten — who organized the event along with other parents, and has a granddaughter in Melton's class — said she appreciated the teacher’s efforts.

 "She goes out of her way for these kids," Wooten said. "It's amazing what she does for these kids."

That means positive reinforcement, parents said.

"Students will come in and say, 'I can't do this' and she will tell them that they are wrong," Wooten said. "She will tell them that they are smart and they can do it."

Melton said her parental instincts assist in educating her students.

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