Berean Academy teacher Geney Watson keeps kids learning

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Updated: 8/13/2012 4:17 pm
Enthusiasm is contagious and when your excitement is about learning you're a perfect fit in the classroom.

At Berean Academy there's a 3rd grade teacher who sends her excitement home.

Geney Watson is this weeks Golden Apple Award Winner...

For teacher Geney Watson and this group of third graders not a lesson goes by without a little fun, "Seeing them learn is exciting."

The teacher has spent the last 30 years spreading her love for learning, "I love being with children. I like just the interaction with them."

That enthusiasm for children keeps one Hamilton County family coming back for more...

Jennifer Nichols reads from her Golden Apple nomination letter, "Even now the love she has for teaching and her students just pours out of her."

Nichols had Ms. Watson in elementary school, her daughter was a students two years ago and now her 8 year old son Ryan is part of Watson's class.

Nichols says, "She's very enthusiastic and it rubs off on the kids and they love to learn because of her."

Nichols says Ryan comes home excited about every lesson.

Ryan says not only is Ms. Watson fun, she makes sure all her students understand, "She explains it and if we don't get it right she explains it and tells us how to do it."

Ms. Watson says this has always been her perfect job.

She wanted to teach by the time she was in elementary school and says helping these children learn is what keeps her young, "It's exciting. It's exciting to see them start out the year unable to do things and by the end of the year they've got it."
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