FORT MITCHELL, AL (WTVM) - One Fort Mitchell teacher had a huge surprise on Thursday after attending a school presentation that she had no idea was all about her.
Mount Olive Primary School held a special assembly for one of its second grade teachers, Patty Carlson.
At this presentation she was awarded a $1,000 check from the Alabama Power Education Foundation.
This award is given to three exceptional new teachers throughout the state. Carlson was nominated by Troy University.
She told News Leader 9 what a great surprise and honor this is.
"I didn't realize it was for me until Mrs. Baker said, so it was a great surprise to me," said Carlson. "So I just feel honored and, you know, I can't wait to spend it."
Carlson said she plans to use this money to buy new school supplies that she needs for her students.
She says she feels privileged, and that this check means everything to her, because it comes at a time where she and her classroom are in desperate need of supplies.