Tools for Teachers: Evangeline Aquirre

CBS12 anchor Teri Hornstein introduces us to  Dr. Evangeline Aquirree, the Tools for Teachers winner. (WPEC)

A big surprise greeted Dr. Evangeline Aguirre at Palm Beach Central High School.

She was nominated by the community as a 'Tools for Teachers' winners.

Winners receive $312 to use for their classes and Aguirre is the first teacher in Palm Beach County to be recognized.

"She wants to inspire all of her kids. She’s not only intelligent, she’s compassionate," Principal Darren Edgecomb said.

Dr. Aguirre teaches English for Speakers of other Languages (ESOL). She has worked as a teacher for almost 25 years, including eight years at Palm Beach Central.

"It's in this profession where I really find my moral purpose," Aguirre said.

Aguirre said she will use the money to buy one of her students a laptop.

If you would like to nominate a teacher in your area you can do so by clicking on the UPickem Tool.

Share your back to school photos here.

Click here to nominate a teacher from your school.

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