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Golden Apple: Dianne Lawson

(Swainsboro, GA) The school year may be winding down, but the students are staying hard at work in Dianne Lawson’s class at Swainsboro Prima…

Golden Apple: Erica Lane

(Louisville, GA) Erica Lane went to Jefferson County High School and now she teaches at Jefferson County High School. She took a teaching jo…

Golden Apple: Julie West

(Wrens, GA) Julie West is helping others fall in love with reading. It’s something she’s been fond of for a long time. “It’s always been a p…

Golden Apple: D.L. Barksdale

(Hephzibah, GA) D.L. Barksdale came to Cross Creek by way of New York City. He grew up there and always knew he wanted to be on stage. “Even…

Golden Apple: Jonay Bailey

Jonay Bailey makes sure her K-3 students get the most out of the Early Intervention Program so they can improve their reading skills. “We’re…

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 …

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: 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’…

Golden Apple: Meredith Wilson

(Barnwell, SC) Welcome to a busy day in Meredith Wilson’s kindergarten class at Barnwell Primary. They’re reviewing letters, sounds, and sig…