KNOE's Golden Apple Award

The Golden Apple Award honors those who believe in the true spirit of teaching by making classrooms a fun and safe place for learning.

The Golden Apple Award honors those who believe in the true spirit of teaching by making classrooms a fun and safe place for learning.

KNOE 8 and Hixson Ford are recognizing outstanding teachers — the everyday heroes who make the crucial difference in our children's lives.

Help us acknowledge those who are rarely recognized. If you know an outstanding teacher who deserves recognition for their efforts in the classroom, we want to know.

You may be contacted by KNOE 8 if your nomination is selected. Please nominate a person once. We save all nomination forms for one calendar year.


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Updated: 10/11/2018 - Dr. Craig Ferguson wins the Hixson Ford Golden Apple Teacher of the Week Award.

Posted: 10/04/2018 - Angela Barton wins Golden Apple Teacher of the Week Award.

Posted: 09/27/2018 - Heather Mareno wins Hixson Ford Golden Apple Teacher of the Week.

Posted: 09/20/2018 - Shannon Jordan is this week's winner of the Hixson Ford Golden Apple Teacher of the Week Award!

Posted: 09/13/2018 - Jane Lamartinere wins Hixson Ford Golden Apple Teacher of the Week.

Posted: 09/11/2018 - Jane Lamartinere is nominated for the Hixson Ford Golden Apple Teacher of the Week.

Updated: 05/11/2018 - Congratulations are in order to our new Hixson Ford Golden Apple teacher of the year.

Updated: 04/26/2018 - Sapp teaches at Start Elementary in Richland Parish. Sapp was nominated by student Jacob Knox.

Posted: 04/25/2018 - Christopher Jackson, a teacher and coach at General Trass in Lake Providence, is nominated for the Hixson Ford Golden Apple Teacher of the Week. Jackson was nominated by student Shaveka Silas.

Updated: 04/25/2018 - Powers teaches at Sterlington Elementary school. Powers was nominated by second grader Brayden Jones.

Updated: 04/25/2018 - Smith teaches at Rayville Elementary School and was nominated by her student, Audrianna Green.

Updated: 04/25/2018 - Bradley teaches at Highland Elementary in West Monroe. She was nominated by first grader Matthew Peters

Updated: 04/25/2018 - Gregory was nominated by student Jacob Smith at Lexington Elementary in Monroe.

Updated: 04/25/2018 - Wilson was nominated by third grader Brianna Stewart.

Updated: 04/25/2018 - Duvall teaches at Lee Junior High school in Monroe. The math teacher was nominated by Jasmine Boley.

Updated: 04/25/2018 - Cupp teaches at Ouachita Junior High School.

Updated: 04/25/2018 - Nicky Lingo was nominated by Joby Clark at Oak Grove Jr. High School

Updated: 04/25/2018 - Bennett teaches at Union Parish Elementary School in Farmerville.

Updated: 04/25/2018 - The Hixson Ford Golden Apple Teacher of the Week is Althea Bush. Bush is a math teacher at Ouachita Junior High School in Monroe.

Updated: 04/25/2018 - Cain was nominated by the Bias twins, Jacob and Joshua Bias.

Updated: 04/25/2018 - Daniel was nominated by Ruston High School student Precious Jackson.

Updated: 04/25/2018 - Lauren Lee teaches at Our Lady of Fatima in Monroe. Lee was nominated by third-grader Zion Johnikin.

Updated: 04/25/2018 - The Hixson Ford Golden Apple Teacher of the Week teaches at Woodlawn Elementary in West Monroe. She was nominated by Payge Christensen.

Updated: 04/25/2018 - Girtie Woods of J.S. Clark Magnet School in Monroe is the Hixson Ford Golden Apple Teacher of the Week. Woods was nominated by student Jada Clemons.

Updated: 04/25/2018 - Carol Busby, a teacher at Jesus Good Shepherd School in Monroe, is this week's Hixson Ford Golden Apple Teacher of the Week. Busby was nominated by student Brinkley Bennett.

Updated: 04/25/2018 - Jared Peters teaches at Good Hope Middle School in West Monroe. Peters was nominated by Ariel Neal.

Updated: 04/25/2018 - King was nominated by student Bethany Derouen.

Updated: 04/25/2018 - Ainslee Peters, a first grade teacher at Lexington Elementary in Monroe, is this week's Hixson Ford Golden Apple teacher of the week. Peters was nominated by student Steele Thompson.

Updated: 04/25/2018 - Randy Carr, a teacher and Coach at Sterlington High School, was nominated by Senior Carmen Velasquez for the Hixson Ford Golden Apple Teacher of the Week award.

Updated: 04/25/2018 - Logan Dugard has been selected as the Hixson Ford Golden Apple Teacher of the Week. Dugard is nominated by Delfina Munguia.
Updated: 04/25/2018 - Jennifer Cardin was nominated by one of her students, Terrance Robinson.

Updated: 08/16/2017 - First grade teacher Kristi Myers was the winner of the Hixson Ford Golden Apple Teacher of the Week Award on March 8, 2017.

Posted: 04/26/2017 - Phyllis Lewis, kindergarten teacher at Pine Grove Elementary in Morehouse parish is this week's Hixson Ford Golden Apple Teacher. Lewis was nominated by student Haley Palmerin.

Updated: 04/26/2017 - Franklin Parish Ag teacher is this week's Hixson Ford Golden Apple Teacher of the Week. Nominated by Theresa Poland and her son Devon, an 11th grader at Franklin Parish High School

Posted: 04/26/2017 - The Golden Apple teacher this week is Tammy Simms from Epps Elementary in Epps. 2nd and 3rd grader Shyron Calloway nominated her.

Posted: 04/26/2017 - The Golden Apple teacher this week is Jennie Garland from Central Elementary in Calhoun. 5th grader Christian Roach nominated her.

Updated: 04/26/2017 - Brittany Robinson, a 6th grade teacher at Carver Elementary School is this week's Hixson Ford Golden Apple Teacher of the Week. Robinson was nominated by student Faith Porter.

Updated: 04/26/2017 - Gail Griggs, a band teacher, is this week's Hixson Ford Golden Apple Teacher of the Week. Griggs was nominated by student Chardavion Johnson of Bastrop High School.

Updated: 04/26/2017 - Cindy Kincaid at Jesus Good Shepherd School in Monroe is this week's Hixson Ford Golden Apple Teacher of the week. She teaches 2nd grade. She was nominated by 3rd grader student Ella Pankey

Updated: 04/26/2017 - Lori Kelly, a math teacher at Choudrant High School is this week's Hixson Ford Golden Apple Teacher of the Week. Kelly was nominated by student, Skylar Barnett.