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Golden Apple Award Winner Dianne Richardson

The Walker County Gilbert Elementary Teacher says her kids feel more like family.

Hixson Middle School’s Erica Schmidt inspires future teachers

There are lots of good teachers out there... But not all of them inspire future teachers. This week's Golden Apple nomination came from a student teacher who wants to be just like her mentor.

Lookout Valley’s Susan O’Mary makes life lessons fun

Grammar School isn't all fun and games... But at Lookout Valley Elementary one special teacher makes sure her kids have a good time, while they learn life lessons.

Westview Elementary’s Jayne Dyar gets parents involved to help kids succeed

Good teachers keep their students motivated... But truly great teachers get the parents involved. At Westview Elementary School one special teacher says she owes her students' success to her wonderful classroom parents.

Daisy Elementary’s Lowry Thielges helps every CDC student advance

The best way to succeed in school and in life is to have a good foundation. One Hamilton County Pre-K Teacher makes sure even the kids who are behind come out ahead.

Marion County’s Jonathan Parker’s personal experiences help kids learn German language & culture

Some of the very best lessons come from life experience... One Marion County teacher uses his language skills to help students to see beyond their four walls.

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.

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