CLEVELAND, Tennessee -(WDEF) Every teacher loves to have that one student who not only stands out as one of the best in class but also steps up to help struggling students.
Kaliegh Quinn, 9, of Mayfield Elementary School in Cleveland is that student. The 4th grader is at the top of her class. Her secret to averaging A's on her report card is simple.
"I study at home and then I give it to either my brother or someone around to quiz me," Quinn said.
Quinn's 4th grade teacher, Ethel Cooper said having a student like Quinn makes her job much easier and enjoyable because she puts in the necessary work and has the attitude to be academically successful.
"She always comes prepared. Always has a great attitude. I tell her every morning, that I love seeing her smile every morning. I always give out hugs at the door and she's got that smile on her face that says I'm glad to be here and just has a great attitude about everything; no matter what we're doing she's right with me," Cooper said.
Quinn excels in every subject at school but math is her favorite.
"I get to learn how to divide, multiply and fractions and decimals," Quinn said.
She is also well known for helping fellow classmates who may be struggling with a math problem
"She's really good at that. If somebody next to her doesn't understand something she's willing to help them out," Cooper said.
When News 12 interviewed Quinn, she was very shy and soft spoken but there is another side to Quinn that is the complete opposite because she's also a cheer lead during school basketball games.
"When she gets on the basketball court and she's cheering then she's definitely in her element," Cooper said.
Quinn says when she grows up, she either wants to be a professional cheerleader or a teacher.
"If I was teacher, I could learn how to teach kids and see what they're problems were," Quinn said.
News 12 was not able to speak to Quinn's parents but multiple school sources said she comes from a very good home with parents who are totally involved in her academics.