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Kelly Clarkson Surprises Teacher with New Car


The Red Nose Day’s annual national campaign to end child poverty joined forces with The Kelly Clarkson Show to highlight amazing teachers who are also mothers and have an interesting story about how they go above and beyond for students and their community. This week, Mom Khit, a Long Beach Unified School District preschool teacher at Educare Los Angeles at Long Beach, was recognized and surprised with a brand new Honda Accord.

"It’s not about the prize," Khit expressed through tears of gratitude. "I do it because I love what I do. As long as I am their teacher, they are always going to get the best."

Khit was nominated because she is known for her flexibility, dedication and for going above and beyond all the time, but especially during the pandemic. She has the longest commute of the Educare team, traveling more than 60 miles and two hours each day to work. 

"Educare Los Angeles at Long Beach, the Long Beach Unified School District and Head Start are so grateful for Red Nose Day and The Kelly Clarkson show for shining a spotlight on the transformational work of our teachers and staff across the district," said LaShell Diggs, director of LBUSD Head Start.

During her appearance on the show, Khit also was surprised by professional racer Jimmie Johnson, who presented her with the car and four years of car insurance on behalf of Carvana.

Video: Learn more about Mom Khit