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Connell Teacher Wins Classroom Makeover

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CONNELL, Wash. - April's classroom makeover goes to a teacher at Connell Elementary School.

Kindergarten teacher Jessica Derksen has taught at the school for three years.

Kadlec surprised her Monday with a $500 check for a classroom makeover during a special  assembly in the gym. Derksen says the money will help her integrate technology into her classroom.

"We're going to spend it on things for the classroom. Like CD players, or leap pads. I have to do a little bit of shopping, but it's going to be spent on technology for the lab," Derksen said.

Dozens of kids packed into the gym for Monday's special assembly.