that you won this year! >> reporter: ms. stewart is wufrn of four teachers nationwide to win the 2016 teacher advocacy nonprofit tntp. the award recognizes the nation's most effective teachers worg, with high-need public schools. she was nominated by her principal kyle schafer. >> everybody give her one clap, two claps, ten claps. when you sit in ms. stewart's class, it really is a magical place. >> reporter: the fourth grade math teacher wins $25,000 and a six-week residency this summer where she and the three other prize winners will meet with education leaders across the country and write essays about their insights in the classroom. need proof ms. stewart is a top teacher? listen to her exude student. >> she explains well and i get good grades and then i feel good about myself. >> we have fun when we're working hard. >> reporter: working hard is a theme in ms. stewart's classroom. and what she credits for her and her students' success. >> raefl, really hard work. and you have to love what you're doing. it has to be the most important thing to put in the hard work. >> reporter: ms.
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