Tonight's Golden Apple nomination came from a young lady who sees firsthand how hard teacher's work outside of school. This week Kevin Doran surprises Heather Kerr from the Universal Pre-K program at Midlakes Primary School.
Heather Kerr's entire family showed up at Midlakes Primary School to help with our surprise. Her daughter Bryanna wrote to tell us what a special teacher she is.
"Dear News 8, My name is Bryanna Houser and I am going to tell you why I think my Mom should be nominated for the Golden Apple Award. My Mom is very caring to her Universal Pre-K kids. She cares about each one of them just like she does me and my sister. My Mom is also a very good mother. She works very hard."
"She really deserves the Golden Apple Award!" says Bryanna.
Well that's good enough for me...
Heather? Congratulations. You're the winner of a Golden Apple Award for being an awesome teacher, surprise. And guess who nominated you?
I have no idea.
Heather is a busy teacher. She's Family Facilitator of the Universal Pre-K program.
"Being a family facilitator she works with all 51 children, because we have an afternoon program too. All the families, she wears many hats throughout the day. I never see her idle. But she's always calm and patient," says Mary Ann Gillman, Midlakes Universal Pre-K teacher.
"You go home and you think about the families and you think about what more you can do for the kids...so definitely," says Heather.
Mary saw greatness in Heather years ago.. .she was her teacher in third and fifth grade!
Did you think she'd ever become a teacher then?
"Oh yes, she had a lot of the fine qualities that it takes to teach."
What's it mean that Bryanna would write to us and say come and meet my mom?
"Bryanna's a special girl, she's a special girl."
Well, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree...
Heather Kerr is a News 8 Golden Apple Award winner.