WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. — Fifth grade teacher Johora Warren loves to lead her Wakadan Warriors into writing adventures.
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For Warren, who teaches at Veterans Elementary in Wesley Chapel, the Marvel superhero is a perfect vehicle to catch the imagination of her students and motivating and keeping them engaged.
Plus he's Warren's favorite superhero.
"This is a revolutionary super hero," Warren said. "One that I can identify with especially being a person of color. It transcends different boundaries and I love the message."
So do the fifth graders.
Wakandan messages tattoo the walls of her classroom. Her students said she makes every lesson creative and she is really funny.
Warren started out teaching 3rd grade but wanted to make an impact with slightly older kids.
"I wanted a challenge and I thought that go big or go home," she said. "So let's try fifth grade and it has definitely been a challenge but it's been so rewarding because you are preparing them.
"You are preparing the next generation of leaders."
Her long-time principal couldn't be happier with the results.
"She builds fantastic relationships with the kids," said Veterans Elem Principal Melissa Bidgood. "Which is my number one priority here."
Those relationships can last a lifetime for grateful students.