Nominate the teacher who’s “the cream of the crop!”

Have you ever had a teacher who has changed your life and made you want to learn? Now you can give something back to that someone who has given you so much.

Food City and News 12 want to reward the teachers who are going above and beyond the standard teaching methods. An area teacher will be selected to receive the Golden Apple Award and profiled every Tuesday on News 12 at 6pm. These winners will be selected from your nominations by a panel of judges. At the end of the school year, a Teacher of the Year will be chosen from the year’s winners.

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Past Recipients:

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Click here for 2013-2014 Recipients
Click here for 2012-2013 Recipients
Click here for 2011-2012 Recipients

Meet the 2016-2017 Golden Apple Recipients:

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Golden Apple: Angela Epperson

A teacher in Cleveland knows how to make learning math a little easier for her students.
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Golden Apple: Jon Johnson

A teacher and coach at the Howard School helped to bring baseball back to the school campus.
2 weeks ago
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Golden Apple: Kristen Ruiz

An East Ridge Elementary school teacher uses a hands on approach to teaching her students.
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Golden Apple: Wade Thomison

A Ridgeland High School teacher is being called unique, with unconventional ways of educating his students.
4 weeks ago
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Golden Apple: Jacqueline Johnson

A North Murray High School teacher believes in her kids, and serves as a model for the school.
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Golden Apple: Robert Millsaps

A Soddy Daisy Middle School teacher is helping his kids succeed.
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Golden Apple: Connie Hildebrand

A Ringgold Middle School teacher is encouraging her students to do their very best, and serving as a role model at the same time.
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Golden Apple: Tamara Larson

A teacher at East Hamilton Middle High School is not only helpful in the classroom, but her soothing nature makes learning easier.
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Golden Apple: Brittany Ruise

A Brainerd High School teacher makes sure to tell her students they can do anything they want in life.
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Golden Apple: Caroline Souza

A McConnell elementary school teacher strikes a balance between keeping her kids engaged, and making learning fun.
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Golden Apple: Romonda Word

A Central High school teacher makes sure kids with disabilities are treated the same as the rest of the students.
3 months ago
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Golden Apple: Jessica Beard

A teacher in Cleveland calls her job a lifelong, dream come true, and her students love her for her passion.
3 months ago
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Golden Apple: Susie McHenry

A Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School teacher spends her own money to make sure the kids in the drama club get a special experience.
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Golden Apple: Keith Haskins

A Ringgold Middle School teacher makes learning fun, and former students say there's no question he loves his job.
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Golden Apple: James Seiler

James Seiler of Loftis Middle School teaches social studies, and also coaches the cross country team, and girls soccer, earning him a Golden Apple Award.
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Golden Apple: Emily McCulley

An Ooltewah Middle School teacher knows how to make science a fun class for her students.
4 months ago
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Golden Apple Judy Gossett

A Dade Elementary school assistant teacher makes sure her students feel right at home, from the very first day of school.
4 months ago
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Golden Apple: Kessala Dorsey

A Lakeside Academy teacher treats her students like family, and that's one reason she's been chosen as this week's Golden Apple Award winner.
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Golden Apple: Heather Linderman

A Ringgold Primary teacher makes sure to praise her students, and helps them set goals.
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Golden Apple: Lynn Duble

A Chattanooga Valley Middle School teacher is kind, respectful, and makes sure to connect with her students. That's why Lynn Duble is this week's Golden Apple Award winner.
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Golden Apple: Rosanne Hendricks

A Ringgold High school teacher goes above and beyond to make sure her students succeed.
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Golden Apple: Jayme Newell

A Snow Hill Elementary school teacher puts her students first, and is always encouraging them to succeed. She is this week's Golden Apple Award winner.
6 months ago
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Golden Apple: Brittany Harris

A local teacher uses singing and dancing to help her students learn, and that's earned her a Golden Apple Award.
6 months ago
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Golden Apple Award – Amber Montgomery

One Cleveland teacher is being recognized for her energy in the classroom. She wants to engage her students in a fun way... to ensure they enjoy learning at a young age.
6 months ago
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Golden Apple Award: Rainey Horne of East Ridge High

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF)- One local high school teacher is known for working more than just eight hours a day. He puts in nights and weekends to make sure his students are prepared to achieve. “Mr. Horne on behalf of food city and news 12 Now, I would like to present you this weeks Golden Apple […]
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Golden Apple Award: Kevin Trobaugh

Entering into high school can be tough on some students... but one local teacher does his best to make sure that transition is smooth, both inside and outside of the classroom.