A John Marshall Mid-High teacher, Contessa Bass, got a big surprise after receiving $5,000 as part of Air Comfort Solutions and News 9's Teacher Appreciation Award, Monday. 

Bass was was presented her check with the help of former University of Oklahoma All-American quarterback, Heisman Trophy winner and Air Comfort Solutions representative Jason White . 

If you would like to nominate your favorite educator, go to news9.com/teacher.