Education has not been easy on either side of the screen since schools were closed in WNY. However, we've seen so many educators step up and adjust their methods to make sure that our community's students have been able to keep learning.

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In that light, we are teaming up with Sgroi Financial to honor and reward some of those teachers who have made a difference for their students during the COVID-19 pandemic and every day. Sgroi Financial is WNY's leader in providing teacher benefits, and has services specifically catered to help educators with the financial planning. You can find out more about what they offer by clicking the button below.

Each week in the month of May, we will be awarding a $100 gift card to Spa 400 to deserving teachers--obviously to use as soon as everything is open again. Enter your info, their info and a quick blurb about why they deserve to be honored for Teacher Appreciation Month!

Our Week 1 winner is Cara Rasnick, a special education teacher at Cheektowaga High School. Cara was nominated by John Green, who writes:

Cara is my girlfriend and I live with her. She is a special education teacher at Cheektowaga Central High School. I have noticed how much work she has been putting into her work 7 days a week. This is all while schooling her 3 children whom are in grades 1, 3, and 5. She deserves a day of relaxation with all the hard work she puts in everyday.

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