EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- For the second straight year, WEAU 13 News is partnering with the Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation to honor one educator from all 20 public schools in the district with a Golden Apple Award.
Angie Nelson, first grade teacher at Sherman Elementary School was awarded a Golden Apple Award. Nelson has ten years of teaching experience including the past seven at Sherman. Nelson says teaching first grade is her dream job and her principal, Joel Dimock, says she's a model for other teachers around the building in terms of what instruction should look like for her students.
"Every day they come to school excited and eager to learn and that's what I love about teaching. Every day I get a chance to instill that love of learning in all students that I teach,” said Nelson.
"She’s a really dynamic teacher. She's got a great content knowledge in terms of what she's teaching the children but what makes her most effective is just her understanding of the individual student needs. She really seems to have a pulse on what engages students,” said Dimock.
Nelson and Sherman Elementary will receive a $1,000 grant from the Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation, and Nelson will get to use $500 in her classroom.