Honoring Outstanding Teachers and Educators in East Mississippi & West Alabama

Do you have a teacher who has made an impact on your life or on your child's life?
Do you have a teaching colleague whose style you admire?
Nominate them for the Golden Apple Award! Then, encourage others to do the same!
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Golden Apple award to again recognize teachers

As the beginning of school approaches, teachers and students are preparing to return to the classroom and a group of education supporters is ready to begin the second year of the Golden Apple Award.

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August 2014 Winner - Rosemary Young:(Meridian High School)

Rosemary Young is in her fourth year as exceptional education teacher at Meridian High School. She was given the honor on Thursday when a group of sponsors surprised her in her classroom...   Read More

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September 2014 Winner - Amy Ethridge:( West Lauderdale Elementary School)

Tuesday morning, some students and staff gathered in the gymnasium at West Lauderdale Elementary School for what Ethridge thought was a school announcement. She suspected something was up as the visiting group of Golden Apple Award sponsors began to file into the gym...   Read More

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October 2014 Winner - Bobbye Lynn Dunnam:(Calvary Christian School)

Golden Apple Award sponsors announced Dunnam's selection as the October Golden Apple Teacher of the Month during a surprise presentation in the school's gym where students and staff had gathered for the occasion...   Read More

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November 2014 Winner - Helena Wells:(Northeast Lauderdale High School)

"She loves her students," Northeast Assistant Principal Emily Lee said. "Some of her students never leave the state of Mississippi. She gives them a little exposure to other cultures they never get to experience."..   Read More

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December 2014 Winner - Daniel Gilmer:(Quitman Junior High School)

Teaching might run in the family for the December Golden Apple Award Teacher of the Month but Daniel Gilmer has found his own unique way to bring to life his fascination with literary classics...   Read More

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January 2015 Winner - Mary Jones:(Northeast Lauderdale Elementary School)

Mary Jones understands this and she has shared her passion for reading with her little students. For her efforts, Jones has been selected as the Golden Apple Award January Teacher of the Month..   Read More

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February 2015 Winner - Niki Martin:(Northeast Middle School)

Martin was named queen of her own Mardi Gras parade when the eighth-grade math teacher was named the February Golden Apple Teacher of the Month..   Read More

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March 2015 Winner - Chrissy Kelly:(Quitman Lower Elementry)

Kelly is the March winner of the Golden Apple Award. She is a 19-year teaching veteran and for the past nine years has taught Latin to first and second graders at Quitman Lower Elementary and to students in the gifted sixth grade class at Quitman Junior High...   Read More

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April 2015 Winner - Edith Fogarty:(West Lauderdale High School)

A wildlife enthusiast for as long as she can remember, West Lauderdale High School biology teacher Edith Fogarty has been able to share her love of nature and its creatures with her students...   Read More

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May 2015 Winner - Linda Cook:(Enterprise High School)

Mrs. Linda Cook, AP English and Spanish Teacher at Enterprise High School is the Golden Apple Teacher of the Month for May!..   Read More