More stories by Brad Means

Golden Apple: Jocelyn Jones

(Aiken, S.C.) Jocelyn Jones is a math teacher at Schofield Middle School. But today she’s with her pro-team class. These students are in her…

Golden Apple: Patty Toepke

(Aiken, S.C.) Patty Toepke clearly remembers when she knew she was headed for a career in education. “I decided in 3rd grade that I wanted t…

Golden Apple: Mary Pat Yaun

(Gloverville, S.C.) Mary Pat Yaun is wrapping up a journey that started when she was just a child. She used to play school with her friends …

Golden Apple: Vicki Clerc

(Belvedere, S.C.) Vicki Clerc has a full classroom and a full schedule with the 4-year old program at Belvedere Elementary School. “I just l…

Golden Apple: Stan Horne

Stan Horne has been in the classroom for 30 years. He teaches 6th Grade Math at Tutt Middle School.

Golden Apple: Tiffany Chrisman

(Augusta, GA) Tiffany Chrisman’s classroom is filled with beautiful works of art from her super-talented students at Butler High School. “Si…

Golden Apple: Jarmichael Jones

(Augusta, GA) At first, Jarmichael Jones wasn’t good at Math. But then, way back in 2nd grade, something changed. “I had a really good Math …

Golden Apple: Sandra Hayes

(Fort Gordon, GA) Sandra Hayes has a great group of pre-k students at Freedom Park Elementary School.  And it’s no surprise that she ended u…

Golden Apple: Becky Bennett

(Martinez, GA) Becky Bennett teaches 2nd grade at Stevens Creek Elementary School. “It’s something I’ve always wanted to do,” Bennett says. …

Golden Apple: Maureen Adams

(Thomson, GA) Maureen Adams dabbled in Biology for a bit before deciding to teach a subject that’s her true love.   “Anatomy is a different …

Golden Apple: Anna Williams

(Thomson, GA) Anna Williams may have tried to fight it back in the day, but she was always going to teach. “Both of my parents are retired M…

Golden Apple: Sally Jones

(Thomson, GA) Sally Jones is a Gifted Specialist at Thomson Elementary School. “We were working on puzzles and following directions and list…

Golden Apple: Bill Cheatham

(Johnston, S.C.) Talk about coming full circle. Bill Cheatham’s career path has lead him right back to where it all started. “I was in this …