The fourth FOX 9 Top Teacher Award of 2013 goes to Opal Ehalt at Broadway High School in Minneapolis.
Ehalt is on special assignment at Broadway, dedicated to teen moms and their children. She was nominated by a colleague who says the top teacher will teach students with high expectations.
"Having to balance that just taught me how much of a struggle it is and how hard it is to get up every morning and go to school then go home and make dinner then you're up until midnight doing homework of your own," Ehalt said. "You're amazing. You are the reason I continue to work tirelessly for this program."
Her whole family came to celebrate.
As a FOX 9 Top Teacher she gets $900 from Control Credit Union for classroom supplies, a Subway sandwich party for 100 friends and that crystal apple to put on her desk.