McKinley teacher honored with Golden Apple Award

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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.

McKinley Charter School staff work with students to seek post-secondary education. In most cases, students do not have the financial resources to attend classes past high school. Wednesday’s Golden Apple Award recipient is a teacher who has a positive impact on kids in the Eau Claire area.

Beth Mule has been honored with McKinley’s Golden Apple. Mule helps provide students an open door back into the world of education. She says it's important to help out those kids who have not previously had positive experiences in the classroom.

"Helping students who are really frustrated, who have had horrible educational experiences and who have given up in a lot of ways, so helping those kids realize they can make a contribution,” said Mule.
"Her passion really does show every day, the way she prepares lessons for the students and she is constantly learning, always reading new strategies and she really knows what our students need to be successful and she's just fantastic at what she does,” said Megan McCrackin, McKinley Charter School competency facilitator and teacher.

Mule and McKinley Charter School will receive a $1,000 grant from the Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation. Mule will get to use $500 for her classroom.

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