COWETA, Oklahoma - It's a new school year, and News On 6 is starting to recognize a new group of impactful teachers - those who stand out and make a difference in the lives of their students.

LeAnne Taylor and Alan Crone went out to Coweta to surprise elementary teacher Summer Gordon. She was nominated by a parent of one of her former students who says Gordon went above and beyond to make their son feel special, as she does with all her kids.

She knows first-hand the impact teachers can have on young students.

"I had a really impactful first grade teacher, and I just love when the light bulb comes on - and I just love them," Summer Gordon said. 

"I love my co-workers, and I love my students. It's just an amazing job."

Gordon is receiving $500 from News On 6 and Wortman Central Air Conditioning to use however she'd like. She and her fellow teachers will also get a nice lunch together.

If you'd like to nominate an impactful teacher, you can fill out the nomination form on our website.