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


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By Terri Ferguson Smith

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.

Slaughter teaches eighth grade English at Northeast Lauderdale Middle School. She is the third Northeast Middle School teacher to be awarded the Golden Apple.

Addressing a school assembly after the announcement, Slaughter told her students that she loves them.

"We love you too," was the response from numerous students.

Russell Keen, assistant principal, said it is Slaughter's dedication to her students that makes her such an effective teacher.

"She goes the extra mile every day," Keen said. "Her classroom demeanor inside the room and her projects that she assigns her students; all those add a lot to the class."