Instructors spend their expert hours providing encouragement and assist to their college students. The Golden Apple Award, returned for a 5th 12 months, provides a possibility to show appreciation for that provider.
Newton Fundamental Faculty instructor Gina Gordon in May also become named the Golden Apple teacher of the yr for 2015-sixteen on the Golden Apple Awards dinner party on the Tommy Dulaney Center at Meridian Community College. Being venerated as the every year Golden Apple trainer has yielded many benefits, Gordon stated.
“After teaching for 22 years, it’s clean to neglect the reasons why you went into coaching all the ones years in the past,” Gordon stated. “You definitely know it wasn’t for the money. I love it when college students leave my classroom happy, or soar on the bus with a large smile and say they are able to’t wait to peer me the following day. But, it’s additionally excellent for the people in the Community to apprehend the struggles and to apprehend the teachers in our vicinity. That’s what this award application does.”
Considering the fact that triumphing the award, while strangers understand her, Gordon stated.
“A person simply told me the day before today he saw me on a commercial and thanked me for what I do for the youngsters in the Network,” Gordon stated. “That reputation is what we need, due to the fact now and then, just like our college students, all of us want that little pat at the back, that superb reinforcement, that says we’re doing a brilliant task, so we are able to arise day after today and face our challenges.”
The brand new academic year brings a sparkling hazard to nominate a trainer from East Mississippi and West Alabama for a Golden Apple Award.
Key sponsors are The Meridian Big name, The Meridian Family of Stations Bounce Tv & Cozi Tv of Meridian, EMEPA, Citizens National Financial institution, Mississippi Electricity, Woodstock Furniture, Aotech Computers and Richard Schwartz and Associates.
“Instructors are at the vanguard of assisting form the future of our Network,” Meridian Celebrity Writer Alexander Gould stated. “Their tireless paintings makes us all proud on the Meridian Superstar. The Golden Apple Award is our small way of spotting how crucial these specialists are to the extra Network appropriate.”
Over its first 4 years, the Golden Apple Award recognized 36 Instructors of the Month and for Teachers of the yr.
“After almost 35 years within the broadcasting commercial enterprise, I’ve seen Network projects and programs come and move, But never have I seen a program hold the Network’s interest and attention the manner our Golden Apple Award has,” stated Mike Reed, owner of the Meridian Circle of relatives of Stations. “Starting its 5th year, we have acquired over 1,000 nominations for greater than 300 Instructors from a hundred twenty five one of a kind schools in our region. The reaction from the Community approximately this software is the great I’ve ever visible. As the owner of these TV stations, I’m so very pleased with this program and all of these that participate to make it the satisfactory program for our place educators.”
Rather than Faculty resources, this 12 months the prizes may be Computer systems, said Susan Ross, popular supervisor and income manager for the Meridian’s Family of Stations.
“Each month-to-month instructor who wins will get hold of a computer and laptop to apply as they choose,” Ross said. “They can give it to a student or use it within the classroom. They will also receive a trainer of the Month Certificates, $300 coins award, and $a hundred and fifty donation to their Undertake a study room account.”
The 8 monthly winners may be invited to the Golden Apple teacher of the yr dinner party and that winner will again get hold of a custom made trainer of the yr Trophy, $2,500 coins for use at their discretion and a $2,500 scholarship to be presented to a deserving pupil in the instructor’s call. The student chosen can even receive a new $1,500 computer pc.
Bringing schooling to the forefront is important to enhancing the Network, Ross said.