Barbara Agness has always kept a former student in her heart, and even a change of schools could not keep him from saying thank you to her.
Watch as Kevin Doran surprises Holly Hanushevsky with a Golden Apple Award.
Holly Hanushevsky teaches in an integrated classroom at Rochester's East Foundation Academy.
Join us as we visit Nazareth College to deliver a Golden Apple Award. Melissa Mantell teaches a unique program for young adults with disabilities. And one of her students asked us to say thank you.
We begin another school year of Golden Apple Awards. The first stop for our surprise patrol is at Rochester's Monroe High School to sneak up on Science Teacher Andrea Tutino.
Marni Rabinowitz teaches English at Pittsford Sutherland High School. She was nominated for a Golden Apple Award by Junior Collin Anderson. You can watch us sneak up on her and see her reaction here.
Revered and respected are two words used to describe this week's News 8 Golden Apple Award Winner. High praise for English Teacher Marni Rabinowitz from Pittsford Sutherland High School.
In 50 years of teaching Roger Manuse has seen a lot. But he's never been surprised like this. Watch as we honor him with a Golden Apple ward at Rochester City School No.43.
50 years is a long time. That's how long our News 8 Golden Apple Award winner has dedicated his life to teaching. Congratulations to Roger Manuse, a life-long educator in the Rochester City School District.
This week's News 8 Golden Apple Award winner has spent his entire career leading by example in Rochester City Schools. He's Sixth Grade Teacher Eduardo Merida from School Number-39.
He moved to our area after his father was murdered and he's thankful to our News 8 Golden Apple Award winner for helping his family a lot. Congratulations to Ann Fogarty-Sears, a teacher at Eastridge High School in Irondequoit.
Our News 8 Golden Apple Award winner is a teacher who goes out of his way to connect with his students. He's Third Grader Teacher Nick Titus from Sherman Elementary School in Henrietta.
This school year, we honored 36 local teachers with a Golden Apple award - our symbol of excellence in education.
Ward's Natural Science is one of the largest educational supply companies in the world. On Thursday, the 36 teachers who won our Golden Apple Award this school year took a tour of the Henrietta company.
This is our final Golden Apple Award of the school year. Tonight we honor a teacher who has gone above and beyond to help a student who lost his father. He's Third Grade Teacher David Phillips from Letchworth Central Elementary School.
We pulled off quite a surprise for this week's Golden Apple Award. Our winner is Fourth Grade Teacher Gregg Yaekel from Caledonia-Mumford Elementary School.
We have never done a Golden Apple Award like this, but when got the letter telling us about Pre-School Teacher Norma Nazario we knew we had to tell you about her.
Norma died suddenly in January but left behind a legacy of love and learning at Sunshine Daycare in Irondequoit.
Golden Apple Award winner Craig Bodensteiner teaches fifth grade at the Leo Bernabi School in Spencerport. He says his class is like a big family. The students are brothers and sisters, he's the mom and dad. Here is his family's story.
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We were told this week's Golden Apple Award winner doesn't like surprises. So we weren't sure what to expect when we honored Kelly Bindert at the Lois E. Bird School of Monroe No.1 BOCES.
Teachers do incredible things for students and their families. We honor a teacher for making the last few months of a little boy's life happy and meaningful for his classmates. She's Debby Merritt from the Helendale Road School in East Irondequoit.
Tricia VanAuken teaches music to students at Webster's Klem Road South Elementary School. But she's being honored with a Golden Apple Award for being a great mentor and good example to students at her alma mater Nazareth College.
We are at Klem Road South Elementary school in Webster with some students from Nazareth College. And we're gonna surprise a teacher of teachers with a Golden Apple Award.
Our Golden Apple Award winner is a teacher at the Mary Cariola Children's Center. Maureen Deane is being honored for giving children with disabilities confidence and their parents peace of mind.
Watch here to see our entire surprise of Special Education Teacher Maureen Deane at Mary Cariola Children's Center.
It took this week's Golden Apple Award winner a while to find her true calling. But there a lot of people happy that she became a teacher. We'd like you to meet Michelle Brucato from French Road Elementary School in Brighton.
Watch here to see us sneak into Michele Brucato's third grade classroom at French Road Elementary School in Brighton. Michele was nominated for a Golden Apple Award by her brother Joe.
Daria Hanushevsky is an English Language Arts Specialist at Rochester City School No.22. She was nominated on behalf of the entire staff at the school. Mrs. Hanushevsky is retiring. Her story is inspiring.
Watch here to see our entire surprise of Daria Hanushevsky from Rochester City School No.22.
We have a very special Golden Apple surprise. Steve Dzina III and Frank Cardella have been teaching third grade at Munn Elementary School in Spencerport for decades and both are retiring. We got letters asking us to surprise them both.
This is where you can watch our entire surprise of Steve Dzina III and frank Cardella at Munn Elementary School in Spencerport. We caught them in front of the whole school in the cafeteria!
There's an old TV show from the 1970's called "Welcome Back Kotter." It's about a teacher who returns to his high school alma mater and has a big impact on the students. That's exactly what this week's Golden Apple Award winner did. She's English Teacher Melissa Butler from Marcus Whitman High School.
Watch our entire surprise of Melissa Butler at Marcus Whitman High School. Mrs. Butler graduated from Whitman and returned home to be a teacher.
Teachers are life long learners. Tonight's Golden Apple Award winner is a lifelong teacher. She's Valerie Barattini from Rochester City School Number 14.
We take you Rochester City School Number 14 for a Golden Apple surprise. Valerie Barattini is a pre-school teacher but her real gift is mentoring other teachers. Watch as we surprise Valerie.
This week's Golden Apple Award winner is a Victor Senior High School Teacher who is creating tomorrow's leaders today. Congratulations to English Teacher Beth Thomas.
Kevin Doran helps Caitlyn Szlosek and Kathleen Goodberlet surprise their teacher, Beth Thomas, with a Golden Apple Award at
Ronny Tsang teaches English and Public Speaking at Avon High School. But he was speechless when we surprised him with a Golden Apple Award in front of the entire school!
Watch here to see our entire surprise of Avon High School English Teacher Ronny Tsang! He was nominated by student Lacey Daniels.