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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Kayci Russell is our Teacher of the Week! She's a first-year English-Language Arts teacher at Lighthouse Christian School in Mandarin.

Russell tells us she likes to get the class involved in group lessons, which includes getting out of their seats and working on the white board.

She calls English her passion and said she was thrilled to learn one of her students nominated her.

"I felt so blessed, surprised when I found out," Russell said. "I was floored. It's an honor ... I just want to make an impact on the students. If I can make an impact on at least one person, then that's an accomplishment for me."