OKC Hot Spots recently ran a contest asking the readers to nominate a service professional who has given back to the community of OKC in some way.  We had so many excellent submissions it was hard to chose just one. After reviewing the entries, one professional in particular really stood out to us. Serving in an industry that is often undervalued monetarily and doing the selfless work of pouring into the minds of children, we knew that this teacher was more than deserving of being our winner.

Congratulations to Precious Jenkins, the 7th and 8th grade Language Arts teacher at John Marshall School. 

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Precious was nominated by Amanda Guliford and the following was said about this incredible woman:

“She is dedicated to teaching the kids and giving them the education they need to survive. She is one of the few teachers in Oklahoma who still cares for our children and loves teaching instead of “just getting a paycheck”. She’s hard on the kids but that’s because she cares and it pays off. The kids and myself just adore her.”

Additional comments continued to pour in about Precious Jenkins and we were overwhelmed at her efforts on a daily basis to make an investment into the next generation. 

Here are a few more examples and responses of this talented lady’s efforts:

WOW…nice to be recognized for being true to yourself and teaching!! You have the heart of a servant, (you could teach anywhere and chose to be making a difference) the kind I always want for my (now) grandkids!!!

So thrilled for you Mz. Jenkins!!!!!!!

Congratulations, Precious! Yes, you rock! You are a phenomenal teacher and person! I love you!

 If you don’t know her, you should…she is an amazing young lady who doesn’t pull any punches but I learn something from every conversation!!!

Congrats Precious. So proud of you. OAA proud!

Congratulations Precious one. You are the best!

We hope that you see just a few of the many reasons Precious Jenkins was chosen as our winner of OKC Hot Spots. Congratulations Precious and thank you for serving the school and community of John Marshall! Enjoy your gift card and keep pressing on in the lives of the students that value you and the work being done in their lives. 

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