An Oklahoma teacher leaves a lasting impression and is surprised for her efforts

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PRAGUE, Okla.--Kacie Green is preparing her classroom for her special ed students. She wants them to be armed with life skills.

"Once a week we'll get in here and do a cooking activity, whether it be lunch, breakfast or snacks," says Kacie.

Kacie recently took the lessons to a new level. She helped two of her students have a prom to remember. She assisted with shopping for a dress, getting hair done and making sure everyone felt like a million dollars. She did all of this on her own time and out of the goodness of her heart.

"She's 100 percent for the kids," said Danielle Carver. "That's what her goal is, to be their advocate and make sure they have what they need and all the things normal kids get to do."

Danielle's fellow teachers at Prague Middle School wanted to make sure she knows those dedicated moments do not go unnoticed so she nominated Kacie for the First Fidelity Bank's Pay it 4Ward award.

"I don't ever do anything to expect anything in return. My students are like my kids so try to treat them as I'd want my kids to be treated," said Kacie after receiving the surprise award.

Kacie says she will invest this $400.00 back into her kids for other great projects including Special Olympics.

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