St. Mary Catholic School is proud to announce the VFW Area and District Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Denise Willingham. She is also an nominee for VFW State Teacher of the year. Mrs. Willingham teaches math for fifth through eighth grades, and the fourth grade religion.

Mrs. Willingham is always willing to go the extra mile to help her students. She can be seen at the school in the mornings unloading children, helping her students with their homework or to understand their class materials.

Pictured is Mrs. Willingham surrounded by her eighth grade students, congratulating her for her new title. Students are, from left, Kaitlyn Braquet, Brent Hebert, John Michael Gonzalez, Brogan Brown, Savannah Grant, Madison Taggart and Victoria Luce.