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A Lifetime of Education: What Sets this Kindergarten Teacher Apart

Kindergarten teacher from Shelledy Elementary School Wins Golden Apple

FRUITA, Colo. - A kindergarten classroom can be a bit chaotic, but one teacher at Shelledy Elementary School handles it with a remarkable amount of grace.

Rick Green is our Golden Apple winner for December after he was nominated by one of his student's parents. Green won a basket of baked goods from Homestyle Bakery, and a massage from Acuity Massage.

Green has spent almost four decades in education, and he said he loves teaching kindergarten. "There are times when I can get upset, but for the most part, it's just the way I am I guess... You learn to just, as you would say, go with the flow," said Green.

He said the most important thing to him is making sure his students remember the fun they had as children in his class. "That's part of what kindergarten needs to be, not just academics," said Green.

To nominate your teacher for our Golden Apple award, tell us exactly why they deserve at the Golden Apple tab on our website.


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