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Teacher of the Month: Melissa Gibbs


News 3 and The CW Las Vegas are proud to honor deserving teachers in our community.

Melissa Gibbs, a local physical education teacher, is the newest addition to this distinguished group. She is the “News 3 Teacher of the Month” for October. Gibbs teaches at Ruben P. Diaz elementary near Owens Ave. and Lamb Blvd.

We called in her twin sons and best friend Lisa Jiminez to help us with the surprise. Jiminez is a fellow teacher at Diaz elementary.

“It’s so funny. When you told me she won, I was sitting right next to her (Melissa Gibbs). I was likethis is so hard not to say something. She’s just amazing. I can’t say enough aboutwhat she’s done for our school.”

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Not only is Gibbs a physical education teacher, but she also coordinates all the afterschool programs. She connects teachers with eager students for a wide range of programs. They offer academics and tutoring, soccer, cheerleading, scrapbooking, and fashion design – just to name a few.

Ruben P. Diaz is home of the eagles. Gibbs has been a soaring eagle for 13 years. Despite all she does, she remains humble.

“Thank you so much. This is exciting and crazy all at the same time.”

To check out the surprise as it happened, click on the video above.

To nominate a Teacher of the Month, click here.