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 2013 Winner - Ashley Sisson:(Enterprise)

Surprise and tears marked the awarding of the first Golden Apple award of the school year on Thursday. Ashley Sisson, a 17-year veteran educator was surprised in her classroom at Enterprise High School with the award...   Read More

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September 2013 Winner - Bonnie Khan:(Russell Christian Academy)

Bonnie Khan teaches high school math and history at Russell Christian Academy and was surprised during a school assembly recently to learn that she had been singled out for the award...   Read More

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October 2013 Winner - Vanessa Reed:(Meridian High School)

The 26-year veteran teacher is the October recipient of the Golden Apple Award, which seeks to call attention to the best educators in the area...   Read More

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November 2013 Winner - Toni Buchanan:(Clarkdale)

During the presentation of the Golden Apple Award, Buchanan received a Golden Apple trophy, a $300 check, a voucher for $1,000 in school supplies and she will automatically be in the running for teacher of the year, which will be announced in May...   Read More

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December 2013 Winner - June Rozar:(Quitman)

Life with pre-kindergartners may not be for the faint-hearted but it is for kind-hearted teachers like June Rozar, a teacher at Quitman Lower Elementary School, and the December recipient of the Golden Apple Award...   Read More

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January 2014 Winner - Cynthia Slaughter:(Northeast Middle School)

One thing Cynthia Slaughter's students know about her is that she loves them. They love her too, as was evidenced recently when Slaughter was surprised to learn that she was named the Golden Apple Teacher of the Month for January. - ..   Read More

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February 2014 Winner - Ann Bailey:(Enterprise High School)

Students at Enterprise High School know that their 11th grade history teacher isn't just there - in the classroom - she's there for them. ..   Read More

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March 2014 Winner - Leigh Ann Smith:(Clarkdale High School)

The pep rally deception was to help keep the award a secret until Golden Apple sponsors could surprise Smith with the announcement. ..   Read More

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April 2014 Winner - Travis Dixon:(Neshoba Central High School)

He's not a professional rapper — he describes himself as a country boy from Holmes County — but Travis Dixon, the Golden Apple teacher of the month for April, has rapped his way into the hearts and minds of his math students at Neshoba Central High School in Philadelphia. ..   Read More

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May 2014 Winner - Wendy Williams:(Quitman Middle School)

Wendy Williams, who teaches history at Quitman Middle School, is the Golden Apple Teacher of the Month winner for May. Williams was surprised with the award recently in front of a school assembly filled with cheering students. ..   Read More