Mottinger Named 'Ballin' in the Classroom' Teacher in Local Radio Contest

Students in Nicole Mottinger’s second grade class were surprised yesterday when 𝟵𝟯.𝟳 𝗕𝗢𝗕 𝗙𝗠 Morning Guy Eric and Julianne Worden surprised their teacher and the students with tickets to this Saturday’s Harlem Globetrotters game at the Chartway Arena.
The tickets were part of the Ballin’ in the Classroom contest and our very own Mrs. Mottinger was the winner! The contest called on Hampton Roads to nominate “a teacher who knows how to dribble, dunk, and teach; a teacher that is ‘Ballin’ in the Classroom.’” The contest was looking for a teacher who “makes learning come alive by incorporating sports and physical fitness in the classroom.”
As a result of the contest, Mrs. Mottinger’s class will get to see the game and they’ll be honored on the court by the Globetrotters this Saturday.
“When I found out that my class and I had won the Ballin' in the Classroom contest, I was beyond excited for my students and myself,” said Nicole Mottinger. “I am so proud of my second graders. They show commitment and interest in fitness inside and outside of the classroom every day, and I enjoy helping them reach their fitness goals by running alongside them in the Shamrock Final Mile and helping to coach Girls on the Run.”
Shoutout to our families who helped with the nomination process, including Kat Taylor, who said, “Ms. Mottinger is a dedicated, fun and loving teacher! She pushes her students to make and meet their personal goals for both mental and physical fitness. She is a leader with the Girls on the Run program at school, and with the school's participation in the Shamrock Marathon Final Mile run.”
Mrs. Mottinger was elated to be honored on Tuesday.
“I’m very appreciative to my families who nominated me and the class for this amazing opportunity,” she said. “I can't wait to cheer on our Harlem Globetrotters with my fellow Oaks!”

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