Teachers should be commended for their time, energy and talent.
Working with children is rewarding but can be challenging.
But for one Special Education teacher in Pulaski County, her challenge is two fold, but you would never notice.
It's our KARK 4 Education Matters.
The measure of success, doesn't always come easy, just ask Erika Evans, who teaches 2nd - 5th grade at William Jefferson Clinton Elementary in Sherwood, she said the hardest part of her job:
But she does it and manages to playfully teach her students the skills to make it through life.
"Yes, I usually have to bring it closer to see."
Evans, is legally blind, but the kids never seem to notice.
"No, they don't."
Her Kindle with bigger font compared, to a book with small print helps her read to the children.
"This gets you through your day? Yes!"
While reading, writing and arithmetic are all subjects needed to survive the real world, at the end of the day when these students leave Erika Evans class, they have another lesson to take with them.
"Today was a good day, tomorrow's a new day, another challenge and you'll do fine."
Erika Evans, also one of six Arkansans who are blind or severely visually impaired, to be named the consumer of the year, by the Department of Human Services for the Blind.
They are recognized for their determination to overcome adversity, gain marketable skills, secure good jobs and become role models for other people.