Grissom 6th grade teacher Cassie Fowler received Fox 23’s Golden Apple award. She was nominated by Principal Brent Rowland who said, “Cassie is a dedicated professional, the kind we all want our children to have teaching them.”
Fowler spends several Saturdays at professional development events and is close to finishing her Master’s degree. In the classroom, she emphasizes community with daily class meetings to celebrate successes and address issues.
“We don’t just teach academics. We teach social emotional learning. We teach them how to be people and how to be kind and how to strive for the best.”
Fowler received a $500 grant to use in her classroom.
Watch the emotional moment when Fox 23 anchor Ron Terrel surprised Fowler with the award on their website.
If you would like to nominate an outstanding teacher, you can do so here.