More stories by Brad Means

Golden Apple: Srinivasan Thiyagarajan

This is Srinivasan Thiyagarajan.  He is kind enough to let his students, and to let us call him Dr. T.  He teaches Math at Glenn Hills High …

One dead after drive-by shooting

(Swainsboro, GA) Authorities in Emmanuel County, Georgia are investigating a deadly drive-by shooting.  It happened Wednesday afternoon on L…

Golden Apple: Seymone Reese

(Thomson, GA) Seymone Reese has been teaching second graders in McDuffie County, Georgia for 15 years. “When they come to you, they’re still…

Golden Apple: Marcianne Alligood

(Thomson, GA) Marcianne Alligood takes time to break her class down into groups so that they can really focus on the lessons of the day. “In…

Golden Apple: Steven Jones

(Evans, GA) Steven Jones and his family have a lot in common when they sit down at the dinner table. “My mother teaches at Evans H.S. My sis…

Golden Apple: Diane Hyatt

(Martinez, GA) Diane Hyatt has been teaching for 28 years.  Her dedication to these first graders runs in the family. “My aunt was a school …

Golden Apple: Heather Hillis

(Waynesboro, GA) Heather Hillis has known that this is what she wanted to do since she was in first grade.  She says teaching chose her. “It…

Golden Apple: Jerry Knox

(Waynesboro, GA) “We do simple machines in physical science and that is what this class is,” Knox says. “I think it’s more fun and more mean…

Golden Apple: Deborah Wallish

(Waynesboro, GA) It hits you in the hallway before you even walk in her room. This is where Mrs. Wallish teaches and she is loved.” “I feel …

Golden Apple: Logan Meeks

(Belvedere, SC) This is more than a classroom. It’s a room filled with people who motivate Logan Meeks to come to work each day, and she lov…

Golden Apple: Ginny Busbee

(Graniteville, SC) Ginny Busbee has found the perfect balance between babies and big boys and girls. “The 3rd graders are somewhat independe…

Golden Apple: Cara Leverette

(Aiken, SC) Cara Leverette is getting back to her roots this year. “I started out in early childhood,” Leverette says. “My masters degree is…

Golden Apple: Greg Priest

(Aiken, SC) Greg Priest took an early love of music and turned it into a career. “I started band in middle school at Aiken Middle School in …

Golden Apple: Bonnie Pierce

(Augusta, GA) When you ask Bonnie Pierce why she’s stayed in teaching for 43 years, she doesn’t have to think long about her answer. “Oh it’…