Portal Elementary 3rd grade teacher Jill Christian was surprised with the Inspiring Teacher award thanks to Papillion business The Good Life Sports Bar and Grill.
Her class was delighted and applauded and shouted "she's the best!" as The Good Life Sport Bar and Grill representatives gave her a wooden cutout of her name and a gift certificate.
Chris Kelsay, a former Husker and NFL defensive end, signed autographs for the students.
Cooperation BEST helped facilitate the award. Cooperation BEST is our School Business Partnership Program. Through Cooperation BEST businesses and organizations are paired with schools or educational programs to assist in preparing our students for tomorrow. Partnerships are on-going, dynamic relationships that must be mutually beneficial for the school and the business.