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Golden Apple: Jane Monroe

(North Augusta, S.C.) Jane Monroe used to work as a finance manager for a global corporation. Then she realized family must come first. “I h…

Golden Apple: Sarah White

For many of us, understanding AP Calculus may sound like a tough task. But to Sara White, it sounds like another day at the office. “I love …

Golden Apple: Tricia Socky

Welcome to Tricia Socky’s 5th grade classroom. A home away from home for everyone in here. “I spend a lot of time with them,” Socky says. “I…

Golden Apple: Qwen Taylor

(Thomson, GA) Ahh the sweet sounds of learning. Okay maybe these sounds are not so sweet, but that’s the point.  Bad singing can lead to goo…

Golden Apple: Christy Donovan

Thomson, GA Christy Donovan’s economics classroom is a very busy place. These Thomson seniors are learning about things that us grown ups mi…

Golden Apple: Trina Howard

Trina Howard doesn’t just teach Math and Science to these amazing 5th graders. She gets them to have a real appreciation for the subjects. “…

Golden Apple: Sheryl Allen

Warrenton, GA Sheryl Allen’s impact in the classroom has been felt all over the CSRA. “I taught in the classroom 26 years in McDuffie. Then …

Golden Apple: Beth DiGiacomo

Beth DiGiacomo teaches English to a great bunch of 12th graders. Just like her senior English teacher did. “Her name was Judy Leopard,” DiGi…

Golden Apple: Belinda Anthony

Belinda Anthony is following a trail that her great-great-grandmother blazed for her many many years ago. “She taught at Old Hickory Grove w…

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Golden Apple: Julie Ferrara

Windsor, S.C. Julie Ferrara knew she wanted to teach kindergarten when she was in college. “I did an experience in a kindergarten classroom …

Golden Apple: Trina Berry

When you’re in Trina Berry’s P.E. class, you’d better be ready to move. “I’m teaching the students about good eating habits and keeping acti…

Golden Apple: Dana Cheshire

These talented students at C.T. Walker are performing a scene from the Wizard of Oz. But it’s the person who is not on the stage who deserve…

Golden Apple: Joan Dalton

Joan Dalton is celebrating her 20th year in the classroom at Hillcrest Baptist. “I started out as a parent teacher, then a substitute, and w…

Golden Apple: Karen Mack

Karen Mack teaches 6th grade at Hephzibah Middle School and she is right where she’s supposed to be. “I love middle school and I really real…

Golden Apple: Asimur Rahman

Asimur Rahman teaches Biology at Fox Creek High School. It’s a subject he’s loved for a long time. “I was always interested in Science,” he …