Pocomoke teacher named “Teacher Who Makes A Difference”

In Worcester County, one math teacher got a special surprise from our news team Wednesday morning.

Michelle Ott has been named our latest Teacher Who Makes A Difference, an award sponsored by 47ABC and Accurate Optical.

Ott teaches AP Statistics, AP Calculus II, along with Algebra I at Pocomoke High School.

Overcome with emotion Wednesday morning, she tells 47ABC she stays after school every day helping students in all math levels. She also adds she's had plenty of teachers who inspired her career, including those at Stephen Decatur High school and Salisbury University.

Ott graduated from Salisbury University in spring 2016.

"You go through college for four years to prepare to be a teacher and you don't get as much credit as you should," says Ott. "What's worth it is when you stay after with kids and they thank you, and they tell you that it makes sense and that you're making an impact on their life."

If you know of a deserving teacher and would like to nominate them for this award, check out our "Contests" section on 47abc.com.

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