FILER, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) - The National Education Association recognizes a local teacher in the 30 under 30 list for educators.
Sara Holley, an eighth-grade English teacher at Filer Middle School, was nominated for the list by a director at the Idaho Education Association.
Along with other young educators, Holley will be in the National Education Association Magazine, being recognized for the impact they have made in kids' lives.
Holley says, "It's pretty crazy. I didn't think it was, I guess, as big of a deal as it is until I was getting all of these posts on Facebook and congratulations and our superintendent emailed me."
This is Holley's third year of teaching. She first started as a kindergarten teacher and switched to eighth-grade English last year.
She says she switched to an eighth-grade English teacher because she felt like she was being a mom 24/7 as a kindergarten teacher.
"I felt like I was essentially a mom all the time and I felt like it wasn't fair to my kids," says Holley.
Holley tells me she enjoys teaching eighth-grade because she can relate to the students and they understand her humor.