Students at Kincaid Elementary School in Anchorage have a serious soft spot for sixth-grade teacher Rachel Roux.


“Sweet, caring, kind. She’s always been like that,” said sixth-grader Natalie Isacs.


KTVA 11’s Teacher of the Week has taught in the Anchorage School District for 17 years.


Working in an elementary school has afforded her the opportunity to impart her knowledge in numerous areas, including social studies and language arts.


“Once they get writing they are really able to share such great depths of their own hearts, their own personal stories and that’s what I enjoy,” Roux said.


She attributes her years of success to being consistent and committed to making sure her students strive to reach their full potential.


“They know that I care and that. I’m here each day to help them and I’m willing to answer questions that they might have, whether it’s pertaining to school or maybe it’s outside of school, they know that I’m here for them as well,” Roux said.


But it’s not just the kids who benefit in Mrs. Roux’s classroom. Roux said she gets great satisfaction from a career she loves.


“Knowing that all the countless hours of grading or spending time in the classroom is so worth it when you see the progress made and just the excitement in the students,” Roux said.


Originally from Minnesota, Roux graduated college from the University of Alaska Anchorage.


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