Honoring Outstanding Teachers and Educators in East Mississippi & West Alabama

Do you have a teacher who has made an impact on your life or on your child's life?
Do you have a teaching colleague whose style you admire?
Nominate them for the Golden Apple Award! Then, encourage others to do the same!
2018-2019 Teacher Of The Year Read More

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September 2019 Winner - Amber Goodman:(Enterprise Elementary School )

"It's funny how it worked out," Goodman said. "I decided to get my degree in gifted in the middle of the school year, like in January, and if I hadn't started then, I wouldn't have been done in time to get this gifted education spot.....   Read More

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October 2019 Winner - Anne Fisackerly:(Philadelphia High School)

"I had no intention of becoming a high school teacher," she said. "If you would have asked me when I graduated from Mississippi State if I would be a teacher I would have said, 'oh no'."..   Read More

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November 2019 Winner - Gwen Rockette:(Clarkdale Elementary)

Bloom where you are planted.

That is the philosophy of Clarkdale Elementary teacher Gwen Rockette – do your best, wherever you are...   Read More

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December 2019 Winner - Ashley McClelland:(Northeast Elementary School)

When Ashley McClelland was a child, she'd sit in her bedroom and pretend she was a teacher, with her stuffed animals as her students..   Read More

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January 2020 Winner - Kayla Weir:(Clarkdale Middle School)

Clarkdale Middle School teacher Kayla Weir firmly believes teaching is more than a profession...   Read More

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February 2020 Winner - Morgan Joiner:(Newton County Elementry School)

Kindergarten teacher Morgan Joiner was unaware she was about to be named February’s Golden Apple teacher at an assembly on Feb. 14...   Read More

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March 2020 Winner - Vickie Adcock:(Clarkdale Middle School)

In the classroom, Adcock doesn't stand up and lecture her students. Instead, the students are divided into groups based on their interests...   Read More

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April 2020 Winner - Brandi Nix:(Patrician Academy)

It's a unique opportunity, because I never would have dreamed I'd have the best of both worlds..   Read More