Amy McConkey always knew she wanted to be a teacher. While in elementary school, she "played" teacher in her free time. The influence some of her teacher had on her at a young age help guide her today at Calhoun Elementary.
From the time she gets to school, students are waiting on Kim Cantley. This mom away from home helps teens with their day to day problems, while creating ways to overcome the limitations of traditional classroom learning.
Stephanie Davis finds teaching moments in everything, even mundane activities. When students walk to their seats, they move to syllables. The Calhoun Elementary first grade teacher commands her classroom.
Thanks to the Golden Apple award WDEF News 12 has recognized dozens of Tennessee Valley teachers for the outstanding work they do in the classroom...But we haven't yet recognized a principal. Now we honor a McMinn County principal who treats every kid like one of his own.