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    JOHN D. SIMMONS - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Myra Arbuckle has taught preschool at the Park Road KinderCare for about 30 years and on Friday got the surprise of her teaching life. Arbuckle was chosen from 24,000 other early education teachers and was given a $10,000 award from Knowledge Universe, a national support organization for preschool education. She got the award while reading a book that eventually revealed her award in front of students, fellow teachers and administrators. Park Road KinderCare is at 3322 Park Road, Charlotte.
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    JOHN D. SIMMONS - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Three-year-old Kaden Newton applauds preschool teacher Myra Arbuckle's award. Arbuckle has taught preschool at the Park Road KinderCare for about 30 years and on Friday got the surprise of her teaching life. Arbuckle was chosen from 24,000 other early education teachers and was given a $10,000 award from Knowledge Universe, a national support organization for preschool education. She got the award while reading a book that eventually revealed her award in front of students, fellow teachers and administrators. Park Road KinderCare is at 3322 Park Road, Charlotte.
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    JOHN D. SIMMONS - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Kim Doster, director of the Park Road KinderCare, congratulates Myra Arbuckle after a surprise $10,000 award to the longtime preschool teacher. Arbuckle has taught preschool at the Park Road KinderCare for about 30 years and on Friday got the surprise of her teaching life. Arbuckle was chosen from 24,000 other early education teachers and was given a $10,000 award from Knowledge Universe, a national support organization for preschool education. She got the award while reading a book that eventually revealed her award in front of students, fellow teachers and administrators. Park Road KinderCare is at 3322 Park Road, Charlotte.
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    JOHN D. SIMMONS - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Thea Makin, 3 and Evan Weinberg, 4, hug preschool teacher Myra Arbuckle after she was given a surprise $10,000 award. Arbuckle has taught preschool at the Park Road KinderCare for about 30 years and on Friday got the surprise of her teaching life. Arbuckle was chosen from 24,000 other early education teachers and was given a $10,000 award from Knowledge Universe, a national support organization for preschool education. She got the award while reading a book that eventually revealed her award in front of students, fellow teachers and administrators. Park Road KinderCare is at 3322 Park Road, Charlotte.
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    JOHN D. SIMMONS - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Myra Arbuckle got one hug after another including this arms-thrown-wide hug from Harper Mays, 4. Arbuckle has taught preschool at the Park Road KinderCare for about 30 years and on Friday got the surprise of her teaching life. Arbuckle was chosen from 24,000 other early education teachers and was given a $10,000 award from Knowledge Universe, a national support organization for preschool education. She got the award while reading a book that eventually revealed her award in front of students, fellow teachers and administrators. Park Road KinderCare is at 3322 Park Road, Charlotte.
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    JOHN D. SIMMONS - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Michelle Mazzulo (left), detract manager for KinderCare, congratulates Myra Arbuckle after a surprise $10,000 award to the preschool teacher. Arbuckle has taught preschool at the Park Road KinderCare for about 30 years and on Friday got the surprise of her teaching life. Arbuckle was chosen from 24,000 other early education teachers and was given a $10,000 award from Knowledge Universe, a national support organization for preschool education. She got the award while reading a book that eventually revealed her award in front of students, fellow teachers and administrators. Park Road KinderCare is at 3322 Park Road, Charlotte.
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    JOHN D. SIMMONS - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Myra Arbuckle, swamped by hugging preschool students, has taught at the Park Road KinderCare for about 30 years and on Friday got the surprise of her teaching life. Arbuckle was chosen from 24,000 other early education teachers and was given a $10,000 award from Knowledge Universe, a national support organization for preschool education. She got the award while reading a book that eventually revealed her award in front of students, fellow teachers and administrators. Park Road KinderCare is at 3322 Park Road, Charlotte.
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    JOHN D. SIMMONS - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Myra Arbuckle has taught preschool at the Park Road KinderCare for about 30 years and on Friday got the surprise of her teaching life. Arbuckle was chosen from 24,000 other early education teachers and was given a $10,000 award from Knowledge Universe, a national support organization for preschool education. She got the award while reading a book that eventually revealed her award in front of students, fellow teachers and administrators. Park Road KinderCare is at 3322 Park Road, Charlotte.
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    JOHN D. SIMMONS - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Myra Arbuckle got hugs just about everyone Friday morning, including Logan Rine, 4, after she was given a surprise $10,000 award. Arbuckle has taught preschool at the Park Road KinderCare for about 30 years and on Friday got the surprise of her teaching life. Arbuckle was chosen from 24,000 other early education teachers and was given a $10,000 award from Knowledge Universe, a national support organization for preschool education. She got the award while reading a book that eventually revealed her award in front of students, fellow teachers and administrators. Park Road KinderCare is at 3322 Park Road, Charlotte.
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    JOHN D. SIMMONS - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Myra Arbuckle wasn't the only surpassed person Friday morning two preschool students Peyton Sinclair (left), 4, and Kaden Newton, 3, show their excitement at the $10,000 award Arbuckle received. Arbuckle has taught preschool at the Park Road KinderCare for about 30 years and on Friday got the surprise of her teaching life. Arbuckle was chosen from 24,000 other early education teachers and was given a $10,000 award from Knowledge Universe, a national support organization for preschool education. She got the award while reading a book that eventually revealed her award in front of students, fellow teachers and administrators. Park Road KinderCare is at 3322 Park Road, Charlotte.
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