Chippewa Valley Montessori staff member honored with Golden Apple

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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.

Wednesday’s Golden Apple Award recipient is an individual that in the words of her principal, at the center of everything that goes on at Chippewa Valley Montessori School: Amy Daw.

Montessori Principal Todd Johnson made the presentation to school secretary Amy Daw with approval and applause from students. According to Johnson, Daw keeps the school running smoothly and it's her close relationships with the families that is an important part of building trust in the Montessori community.

"Their kids are obviously the most important thing for them, and for them to bring them here and drop them off and to know that we are going to teach them, take care of them, love them, and keep them safe, I think that's really important,” said Daw.
"Families know that they can go to her, and she's that familiar, friendly face that you need greeting everyone and taking care of the families as they come into the door,” said Johnson.

Daw and Chippewa Valley Montessori School will receive a $1,000 grant from the Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation, and Daw will get to use $500 to use in the school office.

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