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Grace Baptist Academy’s Karen Smith keeps lessons challenging & fun

When your teacher expects a lot, hopefully she makes the lesson fun. At Grace Baptist Academy one special teacher makes sure everyone likes school and learns more than they realize.

Bess T. Shepherd’s Beth Botta helps build a love of learning

The best educations start with firm foundations. One Hamilton County kindergarten teacher makes sure her kids start out on top.

Rossville Middle School’s Suzan Bradford reaches her students with song

Middle School isn't always easy... But the kids at Rossville Middle School say thanks to one special teacher they have a safe haven filled with music where they can leave their problems behind.

Tyner Academy’s Randy Young shows students the big world out there

Teaching geography can be pretty tough, especially when many of your students have never left the state. But at Tyner Academy one student says each kid in her class gets just what they need to learn.

Hickory Valley Christian’s Angela Frost’s unconventional methods get kids reading

Reading is perhaps the most important foundation for a child's learning. At Hickory Valley Christian School one special teacher makes sure each child learns.

Students say Catoosa Co teacher Michelle Petteys really cares

High School is hard enough... But when students know their teachers care, somehow it gets a little better. At Heritage High School one special teacher gets involved in her kids' lives.

Richard Hardy’s Bailey Henley teaches kindergarteners to Recycle

To be a responsible adult is one of the most important lessons we can teach our children. At Richard Hardy Memorial one special teacher thinks it should start in kindergarten.

Nolan Elementary CDC Teachers Jeanne Manley & Amber Napier help children find their gifts

Ms. Manley & Ms. Napier are the first WDEF News 12 Golden Apple winners recognized as a team. Together with their teaching assistants they help more than a dozen CDC students learn & grow.

Woodstation Elementary’s Julia Houston inspires students to better things

Every teacher hopes to instill in their students a love for learning. But at Woodstation Elementary one special teacher goes one step further, she's inspiring the next generation of educators.

Ellen Gibson expects her Cherokee Ridge students to be their best

When a great teacher knows what students are capable of they don't accept mediocre... At Cherokee Ridge Elementary kids say one special teacher won't settle for anything less than your best.

Spring City Elementary’s Katie Newsome helps students love school

A child's first few experiences with school can set the tone for the rest of their learning. At Spring City Elementary, one special teacher makes sure her lessons stick with her kids.

Tunnel Hill kindergarten teacher Suzanna Stanley helps students love to learn

Kindergarten can be rough for some families... It's the start of a whole new chapter watching your child grow. But a family in Whitfield County says thanks to one special teacher it feels like their child never left the nest.

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"starting August 6 our boys will log on and greet their new teacher. And we felt like that is the right move because we don't know if we will end up remotely. "