Golden Apple: Rachel Salomon


DALTON, Georgia (WDEF) – Rachel Salomon is firm, and tough when it comes to teaching.

But this teacher at New Hope Middle School is also there if her kids need help.

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Rodney Shields is the Assistant Principal.

“She goes the extra mile for her students. She is willing to do the hard work and give her students those relevant authentic experiences that are going to be life-changing.”

Salomon went back to school later in life after raising her own kids.

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She calls herself a firm, but effective teacher.

“So I want the kids to learn. And they may not always be my best friend, but they understand what I expect of them.”

Salomon wants to help guide her students, and wants them to understand the concepts they are learning.

Her dedication is why she is this week’s Golden Apple Award winner.