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Tools for Teachers: Kate Fiori

CBS12 anchor Teri Hornstein introduces us to this week's Tools for Teachers winner. (WPEC)

In Vero Beach, Kate Fiori's class is full of excitement.

CBS12 surprised Fiori as one of the Tools For Teachers winners.

She was given $312, doubling her classroom supply budget.

Fiori loves being a teacher.

"Children are incredible," she said. "They are passionate and curious and funny."

Fiori teaches fifth grade and led a fourth grade class last year.

"As an educator, you really get to teach them to really harness those things," she said.

Fiori also won Teacher of the Year in Indian River County.

"I feel like as adults a lot of times see potential in children and I really see it in all of my students but I don’t think they always see it," she said.

Ms. Fiori plans on using the money to buy new books for her class library.

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