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Cinco Ranch teacher named top teacher by 'Live with Kelly and Michael'

Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Suzette Steward

A special needs teacher in Katy was named the top teacher in the country by ABC's daytime TV show 'Live with Kelly and Michael.'

Everyone at Cinco Ranch Junior High cheered as teacher Suzette Steward won the national honor. Kelly and Michael made the announcement Tuesday morning live on their show.

Steward was one of five finalists from around the country.

She teaches children with special needs and runs the junior high's Children with Autism program. Steward also runs two camps -- one after school and the other in the summer -- so students can expand their social skills and abilities. The camp is run on holidays, weekends and summers.

Steward offers teens and young adults an opportunity to work with her at the camp, providing them the opportunity to work with special needs kids and team up with other Katy-area teens.

After winning, she started by thanking her husband and school administration for supporting her passion.

"I love y'all for the support that y'all give me. My loving parents for everything they do for me. For all the staff that go through this everyday with me. I love everyone one of you," she said. "Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart."

And she'll have a new car to commute in. Along with the honor, Steward won a new 2014 Ford Escape.

Congratulations!
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