TOP TEACHER: Sarah Fritzke of Jordan Elementary

Fox 9 presented Jordan Elementary School fourth grade teacher Sarah Fritzke (far left) with a Top Teacher award.

Every spring Fox 9 takes time to celebrate teachers throughout the metro area that have been making a difference for students.

On Wednesday, Fox 9 presented the Top Teacher award to Jordan Elementary School fourth grade teacher Sarah Fritzke. Her colleague, Lanae McClellan, nominated her for the award.

Fritzke has made an effort make learning hands-on for her students by securing grants and continuously striving for innovation.

"Sarah is such an incredible asset to the school," wrote McClellan. "She has brought in over $25,000 worth of resources to JES. Through her grant-writing efforts, she has gotten iPads, math manipulatives and games, Legos, flexible seating, Google Expeditions/Cardboard, and Everblocks. She is always willing to share, so we’ve all been able to enjoy the resources obtained through her time and energy."

As a Fox 9 Top Teacher, Fritzke's school will receive $900 from Royal Credit Union. Fritzke will also receive a Subway sandwich party for 50 friends and a crystal apple award to place on her desk.