Lakewood's Teacher of the Month is Janelle Lillard. She has been teaching for 13 years with 6 of those years being at Lakewood Middle where she teaches math and special education. Janelle's inspiration was her grandma. She says her grandma was a teacher and she loved going to her school. Janelle chose teaching as her profession because she likes to help students be successful. Janelle says she enjoys being in the math classes this year. She has always liked math and now she gets to be part of the teaching process. Janelle says she loves the moment a student understands what is being taught and the expression on their face is priceless. Her message to parents is that it takes a community to raise a child. We all need to be working together to help our kids become successful.