EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- All this month, WEAU and the Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation is recognizing one educator from all 20 schools with an award that shows appreciation for their hard work.
This week we are stopping at Longfellow Elementary.
With a couple hundred enthusiastic students on hand, Longfellow Principal Sarah Lynch surprised school librarian Margaret Nord with the Golden Apple Award. Students showed their affection for Mrs. Nord by presenting her with cards that they had made congratulating her for being a positive influence on their lives.
"Working with the students, and working with the teachers also, we're both working toward that same goal of educating and empowering our students. So working with the teachers in collaboration of teachers is really the best part I guess,” said Nord.
"She instills the love of reading in her students, the love of learning making connections beyond what they read in the books and strives to find the things that ignite the passion of our students so in that role she does an amazing job. But aside from that, she's just an amazing colleague; she'll step up and help out whenever there is a need,” said 2nd-grade teacher Erin House.
Nord and Longfellow will each receive $500 from the Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation. Nord says that funding might be used on puzzles and robotics.