Our News 8 Golden Apple Award winner turned the tables on us. Ruth Moss-Clark surprised us on our way to surprise her at Rochester School No.50.
Shawnte Arterberry is a young lady who has never forgotten her favorite teacher or the lessons she learned from Ruth Moss-Clark. Two years later, Shawnte has returned to say thank you with a News 8 Golden Apple Award. "She would teach us and it wouldn't be like, oh i'm right, you're wrong. She would learn something new, we would learn something. And she would let us know she wasn't right about everything."
On our way to Mrs. Moss-Clark's classroom the tables turned on us and we had to improvise! We surprised her in the hallway. When she saw Shawnte she hugged her and said "Thank you. She was an outstanding student. I love my students. I love school 50. Thank you for thinking of me and all the hard work."
"She is one of the most amazing teachers I have ever met" says Assistant Principal Kimberlee Brock. "She's caring, dedicated, compassionate, just excellent."
Ruth Moss-Clark has been a teacher 12 years. One of the most important things lessons she teaches is for kids to get along with each other. "I just think the respect we need to have for each other is extremely important. Again the academics is great but we have to learn to work together in the classroom, in the workplace, with our families. So that's a valuable lesson throughout life that we'll always need."
Ruth Moss-Clark is a News 8 Golden Apple Award winner. you can read Shawnte's nominating letter below.
Dear News 8,
Mrs.Moss-Clark was one of the beat teachers I had in all my years in elementary school. I think she should get the Golden Apple Award because she cares what happens to the students, even after they leave school and go on to other schools. I had her two years ago in fifth grade and have not forgotten her.
7th Grader, The School of Integrated Arts and Technology at Franklin high School.