Ellen Gives This Heroic Kindergarten Teacher the Surprise Of Her Life

Sonya Romero is a Kindergarten teacher at Lew Wallace Elementary in Albuquerque, New Mexico. But she’s no ordinary Kindergarten teacher, oh no. She’s a very special one. Teachers come in for a hard time sometimes. Some are accused or choosing their career as a Plan B, after retraining. Some are criticized because of the time off and their insistence that they get low pay. But these accusations are often unfair – many teachers are dedicated to the development of their kids. Like Sonya.

She went on The Ellen Show recently (as an audience member – she was shocked to get onto the sofa!). She went on to tell Ellen just how much extra she’ll do, every day, for her pupils. “I feel like, as educators, we’re sort of the first responders,” she says. She’s an incredible woman, find out her story: