A special honor has been bestowed on a College Station teacher.
Cathy Stearns, an educator at College Hills Elementary has been named the Sam's Club Teacher of the Year.
Stearns has been in education for 30 years and half of those years have been spent at the College Station school where she teaches weekly leadership classes.
For winning, the school has received a $1,000 grant from the College Station Sam's Club and Cathy has been given a $100 gift card.
Stearns was named Teacher of the Year by the Sam's Club Spirit Team because of her ability to work with children and by serving as a mentor, role model and inspiration.
She has a tremendous love for profession and for the children she has taught. Stearns teaches her students to excel in their classes by keeping them motivated to do good work.