WEB EXTRA on this week's Golden Apple Award winner!
Fourth Grade Teacher Brandon Herod was floored when we showed up during a program in the school auditorium.
A unique coincidence led to us honoring this Victor Social Studies teacher.
Ann Marie Panpinto is the newest Golden Apple Award winner.
Doug Yaw was nominated for a Golden Apple Award by a student he taught more than 30 years ago.
Susan Sanbury left a career as a microbiologist at the University of Rochester to teach at Rush-Henrietta High School.
A student wanted to give his teacher a Golden Apple Award because he had just learned how to read- and he is 43 years old.
Glenda VanRy is retiring after 30 years with the Geneseo Central School District.
A 1st grader nominated teacher Brenda Ward for a Golden Apple Award. He says she had changed his outlook on school.
Kathy Ragan is a modest woman who would never brag about her own importance.
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.
It is not often you find an educator as beloved as Jeff Hemelinck is in Newark.
Students in the chorus at Eastridge High School love Ellice Amendolare.
Rich Thompson is an associate professor of Jazz Studies at the Eastman School of Music, but he has also been a teacher at Burger Middle School in Henrietta for 28 years.
Claudia Montecalvo was inspired to become a teacher by her 3rd grade teacher.
Fourth grade teacher Stephanie DePaul-Pragel was nominated by a little girl who says her classroom feels like family.
Colleen Widrick was nominated by a young man who used only three words in his letter to News 8.
We celebrate a veteran who teaches other veterans.
There is no greater compliment than a thank-you from a co-worker for a job well done.
Dr. Trista Merrill is credited with helping an Ontario County woman to find the time and nerve to get her college degree.
Diana Pogoda is a teacher who knows you need to work hard to achieve your goals.
Nicholas Ballou is a teacher that values the lifelong relationships he creates with his students.
This week's Golden Apple Award winner is 2nd grade teacher Bruce Finch. A former student came home from college to surprise him.
Mark Luxemberg has been inspiring students at Honeoye Falls-Lima High School for 13 years.
At the end of the school year we celebrate our News 8 Golden Apple Award winners! These teachers are the best of the best. Here's the story from Ward's Natural Science in Henrietta.
This is our final News 8 Golden Apple surprise of the school year. We want you to meet Jennifer Marren. This Penfield High School Teacher exemplifies what true love really is, when you put others before yourself.
Everyone at McQuaid Jesuit High School calls Gena Stoll-Ewart "Frau" which means Mrs. in German. Frau is being honored for her excellence in the classroom and her kindness outside school.
Tonight we want you to meet one of the calmest educators we've ever come across. That makes Meagan Harris perfectly suited to be a Special Education Teacher at Rochester's School of the Arts.
News 8 has been honoring local teachers for 13 years. This week we're honoring Stephanie Scism from Monroe 1 One BOCES. Stephanie is a teacher with a can do attitude and she has good news to report.
This is a special story that really captures the spirit of what a News 8 Golden Apple Award is all about. We go to Rochester School No.33 to honor First Grade Teacher Julie Grantham.
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.
Kevin Doran went to Caledonia-Mumford Middle School to surprise math teacher Bette Amico.
Our News 8 Golden Golden Award winner is one of the loveliest people you will ever meet. And it's clear, this teacher loves her job. We surprise Mrs. PJ, Katie Paxton-Johnson, at Quest Elementary in Hilton.
There's a dynamic duo working at School No. 29 in Rochester. Social Worker Anissa Libardi and her therapy dog Indigo help students who have more challenges than most. And we surprise them with a News 8 Golden Apple Award.
Our News 8 Golden Apple Award winner has given hundreds of students in Brockport their foundation for a lifetime of learning. We surprise Universal Pre-K teacher Ann Lee Walker at the Ginther School.
We all judge success differently. When you have a child with a disability little achievements mean a lot. That's why we visited Cosgrove Middle School in Spencerport to deliver Golden Apple Awards to a classroom team. Jacqueline Tarnowski, Denice Welch and Peggy Lingeman.
Super heroes come in all shapes and sizes. We found one teaching at Jefferson Road School in Pittsford. Kristen Malone gets a News 8 Golden Apple Award.
You are never too old to learn. And our News 8 Golden Apple Award winner proves that every day. We surprise Janet DeBack at the Leroy Village Green Nursing Home.