Teacher Of The Week!

December 23, 2011 Updated Dec 23, 2011 at 9:57 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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December 23, 2011 Updated Dec 23, 2011 at 9:57 PM EDT

LACKAWANNA, NY ( WKBW ) Channel 7's Mike Randall visited Baker Victory Services in Lackawanna to surprise John Blaschak. He is retiring after spending several decades there teaching and mentoring the children.

Click the video for the heartwarming story of a true hometown hero.

If you would like to nominate a teacher, simply send an e-mail to news@wkbw.com.

Then..watch "Eyewitness News This Morning" every Friday from 5-7am and find out who our "Teacher Of The Week" will be.