The Clark County Education Association is looking for the teachers, staff and parents who are going above and beyond to help students succeed. The effort to find and honor those people is part of American Education Week, which started Monday.
Sharon Flick from Cunningham Elementary School and Theo Small of Sandy Miller Elementary School are just two of 70 teachers and support staff that have been nominated for the program called Classroom Superheroes.
Flick says teaching is not always easy but it is always rewarding, especially when former students recognize the effort she has made.
"They find me in the strangest places (and say,) 'You were my third grade teacher and it was the best year of my life,'" Flick said. "I ask them, 'What did I do?' (They say,) "It was the best thing: you cared. You always cared.'"
Small says when it comes to reaching and inspiring kids, teachers must think outside of the classroom.