Erica Jefferson, a fifth grade English language arts and social studies teacher, has 11 ½ years of service to education. She has taught at Wilder Elementary for the past ten years. The most rewarding part of her career has been the opportunity to see her labor become productive at the other levels of education. Erica has had “babies” come back to tell her about things that they have learned more about that she introduced them to or inform her about deciding to major in teaching because of her. Being able to see her sweat and hard work form into productive citizens of society is rewarding.