This month's Lite Rock Teacher of the Month nomination was a first in my time with the station handling the Teacher of the Month promotion.

The nomination was submitted by Jennifer Pero, the mother of twins, both in the second grade class of Kyle Dhyne.  As a parent of two children in Mr. Dhyne's class, who would be better qualified to tell us what an excellent teacher he is?

Mr. Dhyne was selected because of his "funny, kind and caring" approach to the classroom, according to Mrs. Pero's nominating e-mail.

Isabella and Liam Pero are now in the running for the $2000 scholarship Lite Rock will give to one of the students who nominates a deserving South Jersey teacher this school year.

Lite Rock will visit Mr. Dhyne’s class with a pizza party courtesy of Carluccio’s Coal Fired Pizza, authentic Italian food, 1200 New Road in Northfield. Kyle Dhyne wins a membership to Island Gym and Fitness for his selection as the Lite Rock Teacher of the Month.

Lite Rock Teacher of the Month nominations should only be about 100 words in length and are a great way of recognizing teaching excellence,  so consider entering in a nomination if you know of a teacher who is making a real difference in your child’s life.

Click the link to hear my conversation congratulating Mr Dhyne on becoming the Lite Rock Teacher of the Month.