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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.

Northwest Elementary Deborah Swafford is this week’s Golden Apple teacher

Most teachers make sure students grasp the subjects they cover in the class. But at Northwest Elementary one special teacher makes sure her students get a well rounded lesson plan.

Golden Apple Award: Linda Cagle

Elementary school is a great spot to learn the basics of education. But at Beaverdale Elementary, one special teacher makes sure her kids learn responsibility.

Golden Apple Award winner Caroline Kirkpatrick loves to inspire students

With all of the tests and complications of growing up, Caroline Kirkpatrick believes parents want a teacher who will love and inspire their child. She gave up a job in the oil industry to follow her passion... one that's making a difference in the lives of the next generation.

Golden Apple Award winner Jack Leather takes class outdoors

Some of Jack Leather's students score so high on college placement test, schools give them college credit. The high school science teacher uses the real world as his classroom.

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