Louisiana Teacher of the Year Kimberly Eckert made it a tradition to write letters to her students each year. Eckert taught at Port Allen Middle, where she was named District Teacher of the Year, and currently teaches at Brusly High School as an English teacher.
Eckert was featured on CBS News during the “A More Perfect Union” segment on Friday, June 15. What she thought was a regular interview transformed into a joyful, and tearful, reunion with previous students, or as Eckert calls them her “sweet babies.” Students returned the favor of writing letters, and CBS caught it all on camera.
Grab the tissue box, and watch the tear-jerking reunion and reading of letters here.