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ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- It's Wednesday so that means it is time for our Teacher of the Week!

This week we are recognizing Michelle Joyner at Switzerland Middle School in St. Johns County.

She teaches special education and she said teaching children with special needs is very rewarding.

Joyner teaches more than just reading and writing, she also helps teach life skills like how to cook and do laundry to help the students become independent.

"You want to be able to give them everything they need in order to function later in life and parents' biggest desire is to see their children be as independent as they can, do what they want to do and just enjoy life," says Mrs. Joyner

The mother who nominated Joyner said in just one year Joyner has helped her daughter become more independent and she pushes her students to reach their full potential. The mother added that she is amazed by the changes in her daughter.

So for her dedication and incredible work with her students, Mrs. Michelle Joyner at Switzerland Middle School is our Teacher of the Week!

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