TOP TEACHER: Third grade teacher Lesley De Paz of Robbinsdale Spanish Immersion School

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It's time once again to pay tribute to a teacher doing great work both in and out of the classroom.

Tuesday morning, Fox 9's Tom Butler met our seventh Top Teacher of 2018.

Ms. Lesley De Paz is a third grade teacher at Robbinsdale Spanish Immersion School in Minneapolis.

Her nominator says De Paz is caring and motivating, provides a positive learning environment to her classroom and uses many creative methods to teach her students.

De Paz says her win is a tribute to all the hardworking teachers out there.

“We wear so many different hats, so just the fact someone notices, and that a community notices, validates all of us,” said De Paz.

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