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.
Robbins Elementary School Principal Andrew Thiel handed out the Golden Apple Award to third grade teacher Barb Redman. Redman has 27 years of teaching experience and in her words, "is not looking to retire anytime soon", in fact, she says every day is like the first day of school and there's never a dull moment when dealing with third graders.
"Third graders are just trying to figure things out how much they can get away with; it's a real great growth development year where they are figuring out rules, figuring out humor and it's just a big growth development in their brain. And they do so much in 3rd grade, it's great to see them take on those challenges,” said Redman.
"I think Barb knows her students well, knows what things motivate them, she knows their learning needs and that makes her an asset in the classroom because she knows how to teach her kids,” said Heather Kapanke, Robbins Elementary counselor.
Redman and Robbins Elementary School will receive a $1,000 grant from the Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation. Redman will get to use $500 to use in her classroom.