Bauder Elementary School kindergartners swarmed their teacher Ashley Ann Torres for a celebratory hug on Tuesday afternoon.

Torres was surprised as the November Teacher Tuesday winner — the monthly Townsquare Media series that honors Northern Colorado educators. Her prize package includes a $500 check for the Poudre School District facility in west Fort Collins.

Torres collected the most votes among six monthly finalists to win. Check out the gallery of her winning the monthly award.

Torres said her favorite part about being a teacher is...

"I love going to work every day seeing the joy and excitement on my kiddos' faces while they are learning. I also love building relationships with my students and their families. Every day is a new and exciting adventure in kindergarten."

Teacher Tuesday November 2019

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