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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September 2017 Winner - Cindy Strickland:(Newton Elementary School)

That's a lesson Newton Elementary School teacher Cindy Strickland hopes to teach her students – by example...   Read More

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October 2017 Winner - Bob Meng:(T.J. Harris Upper and Lower elementary)

As he worked with second-graders on a recent morning, he led student through some rhythmic singing, slicing syllables such as "ta" from longer words to help students practice...   Read More

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November 2017 Winner - Michele Davis:(Quitman High School)

Cheers and thunderous applause resounded throughout the auditorium at Quitman High School when Michelle Davis was named November’s Golden Apple winner last week...   Read More

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December 2017 Winner - Candice Maloney:(Northeast High School)

When Candice Maloney was named valedictorian at Northeast High School in 2010, she never dreamed that seven years later..   Read More

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January 2018 Winner - Shelia Hodge:(Southeast Middle School)

Southeast Middle School fifth grade math teacher Sheila Hodge is proof that, if you want something bad enough, it's never too late in life to take that leap of faith...   Read More

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February 2018 Winner - Leah Walker:(Newton County Elementary)

Leah Walker lives by one motto – "Provide an uncommon experience for your students and they will reward you with an uncommon effort and attitude."..   Read More

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March 2018 Winner - Pam Hampton:(Quitman Upper Elementary)

Hampton's lively spirit is just one reason the veteran educator was named the Golden Apple Award Teacher for March...   Read More

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April 2018 Winner - Sandra Crawford :(West Lauderdale Elementary )

Crawford, who teaches third grade reading and language arts at West Lauderdale Elementary School, was surprised when it was announced last week that she was selected as the Golden Apple Teacher of the Month..   Read More