Teresa Leslie-Canty : 2015 ‘Teacher of the Year’ winner

TOPEKA (KSNT) – A Topeka High School teacher, nominated by her students in February, won a free Nissan Versa Tuesday night as the KSNT News and Capital City Nissan of Topeka “Teacher of the Year”.

Teresa Leslie-Canty was previously our February “Teacher of the Month” after being nominated by 13 of her students.

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Among the comments in their nominations was this statement: “Ms Canty taught me a lot about myself, who I’m becoming and want to be” and this “she is always there for me when I need help and she motivates to never give up and stay on my future.”

Principal Dr. Linda G. Wiley tells us “Ms. Leslie-Canty is one of the most positive and up-beat people that I know. She is very student-focused and she goes out of her way to ensure that her students’ needs are met. Ms. Leslie-Canty has made a difference in the lives of her students!”

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All nine of our monthly winners were on hand to try their hand at turning over the ignition of the Versa. Canty was the 8th to give it a try, and was our 11th annual winner.

Congratulations to her, to all of our “Teacher of the Month” designees and a big thank you to all of the teacher who give their time and money to educate the children of northeast Kansas.