Content Tagged 'Golden Apple'

GOLDEN APPLE: Leigh Ann Burgess from Charleston Elementary
Described as a powerhouse of an educator, Leigh Ann Burgess has extremely high expectations for her students. Video Video
GOLDEN APPLE: Chrissy Cryder of Alpine Crest Elementary
Chrissy Cryder's students think she's a rebel. Video Video
GOLDEN APPLE: Jill Blackmon of East Lake Elementary
Jill Blackmon recently started a STEM program at East Lake Elementary school. Video Video
GOLDEN APPLE: Debbie Grimes of Hickory Valley Christian
Parents says Debbie Grimes doesn't just go "above and beyond." They say this Hickory Valley Christian school teacher she hits the stratosphere. Video Video
GOLDEN APPLE: James Mahoney of Ooltewah Middle School
Like many teachers, James Mahoney finds ways to make learning fun. But his Ooltewah Middle students say his humor doesn't distract them from learning. Video Video
GOLDEN APPLE: Pam Morgan of Dade Elementary School
Pam Morgan doesn't make excuses. When the second grade Dade Elementary school teacher lost her voice, she grabbed a microphone. Video Video
GOLDEN APPLE: Vivian Barker of Jasper Middle School
Jasper Middle School teacher Vivian Barker knows everything her students do today, prepares them for adulthood. So, when it came to mastering science vocabulary, she devised a way to help students maneuver the linguistic landmine. Video Video
GOLDEN APPLE: Tina Myers-Arbuckle of Monteagle Elementary
Tina Myers-Arbuckle gets high marks from her students, partially because she helped them get top scores on last year's TCAP exam. Video Video
GOLDEN APPLE: Robert Browder of Soddy Daisy Middle
Robert Browder's classroom has been called a special case of effective teaching and entertaining education. Video Video
GOLDEN APPLE: Melanie Commander of Chattanooga School for Liberal Arts
Melanie Commander lives up to her name. The CSLA Kindergarten teacher directs her classroom in a creative way. Video Video
GOLDEN APPLE: William Clem of McMinn Co. High School
McMinn County High School students consider William Clem to be more than just a teacher. Many call him a mentor. Video Video
GOLDEN APPLE: Cece Tillman from Woodstation Elementary School
Student achievement through competition? CeCe Tillman believes turning math and other subjects into a game, gets results. Video Video
GOLDEN APPLE: Marlena Lawrence of Lafayette Middle School
One of Marlena Lawrence's students told us he didn't like learning at all, until he experienced her Language Arts course at Lafayette Middle. Video Video
GOLDEN APPLE: Martha Wahlman of Woodmore Elementary
Martha Wahlman knows if you don't care about the students you teach, they won't care about school. Video Video
Diane Hitchcock from Snow Hill Elementary Named 2014 Golden Apple Teacher of the Year
WDEF News 12 and Bi-Lo took time to honor some of our area's best teachers at our Golden Apple Banquet. Video Video
GOLDEN APPLE: Amanda Lafferty from Normal Park Museum Magnet School
Amanda Lafferty believes in creating a path for every student in her classroom to be successful. The Normal Park teacher enlists the help of parents to keep each student progressing. Video Video
GOLDEN APPLE: Kay McDowell from Lakeview Fort Oglethorpe High
Kay McDowell never takes the easy way out with her special ed class. When they wanted to go on a field trip, instead of saying no because of funding concerns, she helped them make crafts to raise money, and learn a vocation. Video Video
GOLDEN APPLE: Eric Blackburn from Cleveland High School
Cleveland High students say Eric Blackburn makes them work hard, but he still finds ways to make assignments fun. While Biology and Chemistry can be tough topics, Blackburn uses humor to lighten the load. Video Video
GOLDEN APPLE: Carmen Veller from Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences (CSAS)
Tough, but forgiving. That's how CSAS students describe Carmen Veller. Video Video
GOLDEN APPLE: John Daum from Central High School
John Daum goes above and beyond for his students. The Central High School teacher cares so much, when one of his students came down with cancer, he shaved his head to show his support. Video Video
GOLDEN APPLE: Karen Strain from Marion County High School
Karen Strain finds ways to make Science captivating. That's so her students learn while having fun. Video Video
GOLDEN APPLE: Alissa Taylor from Valley Point Elementary
Alissa Taylor helps students in many ways, but the Valley Point Elementary school teacher strives to help children develop a love a reading. Video Video
GOLDEN APPLE: Wes Wood from Thrasher Elementary
Wes Wood's enthusiasm for teaching has been described as contagious. Video Video
GOLDEN APPLE: Michelle Akers from McConnell Elementary
The atmosphere inside Michelle Akers' classroom resembles a campground at Chester Frost Park. Akers uses creative experiences, like reading tents, to keep her students engaged. Video Video
GOLDEN APPLE: Diane Hitchcock from Snow Hill Elementary
Diane Hitchcock wants her students to raise the bar, then and pass it. Video Video
Mark Pierce Asks His Ringgold High Students to "Wow" Him
Mark Pierce wants his English classroom to reflect his welcoming personality. So, he covered up the gray concrete walls with decorations, that give the room a warm coffee shop feel. The relaxed setting helps students open up. Video Video
GOLDEN APPLE: Randi Streufert from Belvoir Christian Academy
Randi Streufert teaches two classes at one time. Having a combined class of fourth and fifth graders takes patience and organization, but Streufert still provides a fun, challenging and loving environment for her students Video Video
GOLDEN APPLE: Sally Lesperance from Gilbert Elementary
Sally Lesperance has a passion for teaching children with special needs. Video Video
GOLDEN APPLE: Dexter Bell from The Howard School
Dexter Bell opens his students up to endless possibilities. The band director at Howard High takes students with little to no musical background and teaches them how to turn silence into song. Video Video
GOLDEN APPLE: Jack Rich from Red Bank Middle
Students at Red Bank Middle give Jack Rich high marks for his ability to make lessons easy to understand. Video Video
Donna Kuberg's Energy Rubs Off in Science Class & the Volleyball Court
Her students say she's a jack of all trades and master of them all. As a child, Donna Kuberg fell in love with solving problems through science and math. Her energy rubs off in the classroom and on the volleyball court. Video Video
Romana Gentry Makes Science Fun Through Experiments & Special Projects
Ramona Gentry brings science to life in her classroom. The Loftis Middle School teacher creates a fun learning environment full of experiments and projects. Video Video
Robyn Hope Makes Shakespeare and Other Literary Classics Hip
Robyn Hope trades tutoring and extra credit with students for tips on technology. Keeping up with the latest trends helps the Heritage High teacher make Shakespeare and other literary classics hip. Video Video
Melissa Rettig Uses Conservation to Encourage Students to Learn More About Their World
Whether its before or after school, or even on a weekend, Melissa Rettig stands ready to help students expand their understanding of the world. Her interest in conservation prompted students to plan a campus clean up for earth day. Video Video
Tom Tolliver Uses Food & Fun To Engage His Students
At the end of the school day, Tom Tolliver takes pride in his work when he knows he's students are learning. The Tunnel Hill Elementary school teacher still gets excited seeing students master math problems, reading assignments, and other subjects. Video Video
Eugene Jackson Mentors Students to Reach Their Goals
Eugene Jackson leads by example. Lessons on values and citizenship don't end in the classroom. He often takes his Dalton High school student out into the real world for community service Video Video
Laura Aldridge Hams It Up in the Classroom
She took the long road to become a teacher. But today, Laura Aldridge serves as an example of how perseverance pays off. The Chattanooga Valley Elementary school teacher didn't start in the classroom... and now believes that was the plan all along. Video Video
Jennifer Davis Uses Transitions to Keep Her Class Moving
Jennifer Davis thought she'd grow up to become a CPA or Marine Biologist. But during her senior year in high school, her principal made her volunteer at an elementary school. That put her on a path that landed her at Oak Grove Elementary 12-years ago. Video Video
Tracy Sodergren Uses Current Events to Connect Students to History
How do you get students to connect to history? Tracy Sodergren relates it to something they know, like a story in the news dealing with the recession. But, this Hunter Middle School teacher also wants her students to learn how to interact with others. Video Video
Math Teacher Mark Miles Knows the Right Formula to Connect with Students.
When it comes to math, a Cleveland Middle School teacher knows the right formula to connect with students. Mark Miles turns lessons on things like geometric shapes into blueprints for skateboard ramps and baseball fields. Video Video
Stephen Stacy Builds on What Students Know at Beaverdale Elementary
Stephen Stacy really enjoys being a teacher. While working at a recreational day camp, he discovered the spark students get when they learn something new. Now, the Beaverdale Elementary school teacher uses what they know to ignite learning. Video Video
Elizabeth Kimball Uses Art to Get Students to Open Up Creatively & Personally
Elizabeth Kimball didn't find her artistic talents until she took an art class in high school. That discovery resulted in a college scholarship, and now a career teaching art to others at Sequoyah High School. Video Video
Jesse Hillis Wants to Make Science Stick for Signal Mountain Students
Jesse Hillis' father was an educator and mother worked in a school. But he fought becoming a teacher for several years. Hillis figured out it was part of his genetic make-up while working with at-risk youth. Now he's in the classroom where he belongs. Video Video
Leigh Davis Teaches To Multiple Learning Styles
Students in Leigh Davis' 4th grade class will be with her again next year. Davis and her students at Stone Creek Elementary will all move to 5th grade together. Knowing the impact she'll have, Davis strives to find ways to help each student thrive. Video Video
Azelia Sims Puts Her Thumbprint on Many Futures at Hillcrest Elementary
Retired Sergeant First Class Azelia Sims reports for duty at Hillcrest Elementary with a smile on each day. How she carries out her marching orders determines the mission future teachers must tackle. Video Video
Kathryn Roman's Students Use Music To Express Their Creativity
As Valley View Elementary's music teacher, Kathryn Roman puts on 42 shows each week. Her infectious attitude fills every class with energy and creativity... and leaves students feeling good about themselves. Video Video
Kathy Sweatman Uses Compliments to Reach Her 7th Grade Math Students
Kathy Sweatman looks for the positive in her students. While working on equations, function tables, and graphs she compliments those who work hard or find shortcuts to math problems. Video Video
Amy McConkey Uses Positive Reinforcement to Teach Students To Be Their Best
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. Video Video
McMinn Central's Kim Cantley Tailors Lessons Toward Each Students Talents
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. Video Video
Holly Bryan Teaches Students They Can at Pelham Elementary
Holly Bryan likens her class to the book "The Little Engine That Could." While she hasn't banned the word "can't" from her classroom, she rarely ever allows its use. Video Video
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