Cynwyd Elementary School first grade teacher Jessica Tecco was recently highlighted on "Live with Kelly and Ryan" as she was nominated by a parent of one of her students in their "Holiday Wish List" contest.
According to their website, the Holiday Wish List contest is searching for "a very special and deserving person this holiday season. Perhaps it's a friend who wants to be reunited with her family for the holidays, or a neighbor who wants to give back to their favorite charity."
For one Cynwyd parent, Ms. Tecco was that deserving person for her outstanding efforts – and results – in the classroom. Check out the video below of hosts Ryan Seacrest and Kelly Ripa sharing Tecco's story on one their recent broadcasts.
Video Transcript: [read by host Ryan Seacrest] So these are not necessarily the winners, but just some highlights. This is Ms. Jessica Tecco – she is from Pennsylvania. She is nominating Ms. Jessica Tecco – it's from Rachel in Pennsylvania. She says, "My son had the worst speech delay and didn't speak at all until around first grade. Ms. Tecco was so patient, so nurturing that it made him feel so comfortable despite not having verbal skills. She was that teacher. Everybody's got that teacher - the one that somehow got him talking. She continued to encourage him letting him know that he sounded great. Slowly the words came along with fun personality that was in my son. My late talker was talking and I owe a lot of that to Ms. Tecco. So for Ms. Tecco, a trip would be nice, or a day of pampering, or just school supplies."