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9Teacher Who Care winner Theresa Hintz conducts students to greatness

11:56 AM, Feb 14, 2014   |    comments
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DENVER - If you're lucky, you've had one teacher in your life who made you feel special and made you feel like you could do anything.

For some of the kids at North High School in Denver, it's their music teacher. Theresa Hintz has been an inspiration and a big support for her students.

Hintz is February's 9Teachers Who Care winner.

Her class may be about beats and rhythm, but it's a different kind of rhythm that motivates Hintz.

"It's really important to me that I can show them that something can be challenging and new and that you can accomplish it," Hintz said.

Hintz has only been at North High School for three years, but it's what she's done and who she's inspired in those three years that counts.

"Mrs. Hintz is just one of the most wonderful people you'll meet. She's super kind, and she's sweet, and she goes out of her way to make you feel welcome," Christina Torrez, a senior at North High School, said.

"I was going through a hard time last semester, and she was the one teacher that was there for me. It's the one class that motivates me to stay in my other classes," Guadalupe Castillo, a senior at North High School, said.

"I don't want to them just to be successful in music, I want them to be well-rounded in every area of their success. Science and social studies is equally as important, and I want them to know there's someone there that can help them get there," Hintz said.

She has taught many of these students from the basics to where they are today and given them a lifelong appreciation of music.

"After high school, I want to go to college, and I plan to study music and be a teacher just like her," Torrez said.

To nominate a teacher you know who is outstanding and having a huge impact on the lives of children, fill out the form here: http://on9news.tv/1kFZhvo.

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