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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…

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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 winner Bonnie Pierce

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 winner Meredith Wilson

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…

Kelly Shealy and her outstanding AP Calculus students.

Golden Apple: Kelly Shealy

BARNWELL, S.C. Kelly Shealy says she caught the teaching bug the same way a lot of teachers do–from a teacher who inspired her. “My high sch…

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Golden Apple: Denise Jackson

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Denise Jackson has been teaching social studies at Strom Thurmond High School since 1984.

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Golden Apple: Katie Bennett

Another day of sweet sounds from Katie Bennett’s classroom.   Another day that this talented musician gets to teach other talented musicians…

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Golden Apple: Kristi Palma

Today they’re 4th graders. In the future they could be world famous illustrators. And it’s all starting with a history lesson for Kristi Pal…

Golden Apple: Shelonda Houston

McCormick, SOUTH CAROLINA Shelonda Houston tried out a few other things before she decided to teach.  First, she served this country in the …

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Golden Apple: Bonny Baxley

Bonny Baxley loves to teach because she’s always loved to read. She says her Dad got her started when she was 3 or 4 years old. “He read to …

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Golden Apple: Heather Graves

Heather Graves was training for this job long ago, and she probably didn’t even know it. “I’ve always worked with kids at a young age–babysa…

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Golden Apple: Ashley Brooks

Ashley Brooks is right where she is supposed to be.  She’s living out a lifelong passion in her 3rd grade classroom at Brookwood Elementary …

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Golden Apple: Tracey Hampson

Welcome to Tracey Hampson’s 7th grade language arts class, where kids get to go on all kinds of adventures. “Language Arts kind of always sp…

Golden Apple: Tara Farr

Tara Farr teaches Horizons for children at Stevens Creek Elementary School. “Horizons is the program in Columbia County for students who hav…

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Golden Apple: Jessica Shuff

Jessica Shuff has taught pre k and kindergarten and now she leads these first graders at Bayvale Elementary.  There’s a logical reason she c…

Golden Apple: Richard Johnson

Richard Johnson didn’t think he’d wind up here, teaching. Not too long ago he was taking college classes and pursuing a career in architectu…

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Golden Apple: Sandra Bailey

Sandra Bailey is the academic support specialist at Tobacco Road Elementary School. That means she helps teach teachers, how to be better te…

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Golden Apple Awards Ceremony

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Well, as the school year winds down, another yearly event is upon us. It is time for the annual WJBF News Channel 6 Golden Apple Awards Cere…