Sending your first child off to school can be traumatic. Our News 8 Golden Apple Award winner is an expert at making kids and their parents feel welcome. We honor Hilton Village Elementary School Kindergarten Teacher Kathy Kittlinger.
Kathy Kittlinger is a Kindergarten teacher at Hilton's Village Elementary School. She's taught at Village Elementary for 16 years! Miss K was really surprised when we showed up to give her a News 8 Golden Apple Award.
Bloomfield Elementary School Special Education Teacher Kelli Grundman does not like to have her picture taken. So when we showed up to surprise Kelli with a News 8 Golden Apple Award she was not thrilled to see us. She was thrilled to see who we were with. Here's our entire, unedited surprise!
Julie Fish is a Math Teacher at Cosgrove Middle School in Spencerport. Julie has been a teacher 27 years and has seen a lot. She has never been surprised with a News 8 Golden Apple Award! Here's the whole thing unedited.
Emma Ricci teaches 5th Grade at Park Road School in Pittsford. She likes to have fun in class, so when we blew through the door with a Golden Apple Award the surprise was fantastic! This is where you can watch the whole thing, unedited.
Our News 8 Golden Apple Award winner was a carpenter by trade, until he found his true calling as a teacher. Watch as we surprise Pete Sharpe at The Monroe 2/Orleans BOCES, WEMOCO Center for Technical Education.
Holly Connelly has no idea what was about to happen to her when she was asked to bring her class to a school assembly at Rochester School No. 28. Here's where you can see us sneak in and surprise her with a News 8 Golden Apple Award.
Paul Birkby got a big surprise in the Penfield High School Library. While the Superintendent and Principal distracted him, we walked up behind the librarian and gave him with a News 8 Golden apple Award. This is our unedited surprise!
Joe Munno has been sticking up for Rochester kids for decades. First in the city school district, now as President and Founder of University Prep Charter School for Young Men. Mr. Munno is getting a well deserved News 8 Golden Apple Award!
We honor a Special Education teacher who has dedicated more than three decades to children with special needs. Deidra Miller, from the Creekside School at Monroe #1 BOCES, is getting a News 8 Golden Apple Award.
Jane Morale is a Music teacher at Spry Middle School in Webster. We surprised her while she was giving string lessons to students. Jane was nominated by 12 year old Sarah Sacchitella. This is where you can watch our entire surprise, beginning to end!
Joshua Cornue teaches at Rochester School No. 8. His Golden Apple Award nomination was very unique because it came from his fiancé Lindsay Gotham. Lindsay says Josh has inspired her to finish her Masters in Education and become a teacher too. Josh's classroom was very crowded when we showed up to surprise him. Here's where you can see the unedited version of our surprise!
Sometimes the most important lessons students learn have nothing to do with classroom content. At Palmyra Macedon High School Jessica Wahl teaches history and life lessons. That's why she's getting a News 8 Golden Apple Award.
Lisa Pallifrone teaches 6th grade at Victor Intermediate School. Student Austin Clifton nominated his favorite teacher for a Golden Apple Award because she's generous with her time and treats kids like people, not just students. Watch our entire surprise, beginning to end, as we sneak into Mrs. Pallifrone's classroom.
This News 8 Golden Apple Award winner asks her kids to give 110 percent everyday at school, and they happily do it because 6th Grade Teacher Lisa Pallifrone does the same for them! Here's our story from Victor Intermediate School.
This is where you can watch our entire surprise of Michael Sapienza at East Rochester Junior/Senior High from beginning to end! She was nominated for Golden Apple award by eighth grader Caroline Hewitt.
Corey Rhoney teaches seventh grade English at Dake Junior High in West Irondequoit. She was nominated by student Hannah Bansbach, but several dozen of her friends joined us in the surprise. And it turned out great! This is where you can watch it beginning to end.
"Blessed" is how this week's News 8 Golden Apple Award winner describes being a teacher. Corey Rhoney has paid her dues. First as a Teaching Assistant, then as a substitute and now she's a full-time English teacher at Dake Junior High in West Irondequoit.