New Prague educator named Fox 9′s ‘Top Teacher’ 17 Apr 12
New Prague educator named Fox 9's 'Top Teacher'

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A New Prague teacher has reason to celebrate, after she received this year’s first Fox 9 Top Teacher Award.

Jodi Prchal, a 5th grade teacher at Falcon Ridge Elementary, was named Top Teacher during a ceremony earlier this month in the Falcon Ridge gym.

As Top Teacher, Prchal received $900 for her school, as well as a Subway sandwich party for 100 of her closest friends. She will also be one of nine finalists for Fox 9′s Teacher of the Year Award.

According to the person who nominated her, Prchal is very good at helping struggling students become more confident and find success. Along with being a fifth grade teacher, she also helps as a summer school teacher, community education teacher, spelling bee and geography bee judge, and yearbook advisor.