Golden Apple Teacher of the Year Awards

 2018 Golden Apple Awards

First Team Subaru is once again very proud to sponsor The Roanoke County Public Schools Education Foundation Golden Apple Awards. This year's Golden Apple goes to Leslie Saul - a fifth-grade teacher from Back Creek Elementary School. Leslie will receive a check for $3,000, plus the use of a brand-new 2018 Subaru Forester for one year, courtesy of First Team Subaru. Just for fun, the Forester will have custom license plates that read GR8-TCR (Great Teacher!). Leslie will also be Roanoke County Public School's nominee for the 2018 Virginia Teacher of the Year Award.

"Educating young people is so vital for the future success of our communities, and great teachers make that happen," said David Dillon, president and general manager of First Team Auto Mall. "As a family owned company that believes in supporting the communities we serve, First Team is honored to support outstanding teachers and celebrate their efforts."

According to the Roanoke County Public School Education Foundation, The Golden Apple Award is the single highest honor presented to a teacher by the Education Foundation. Students, parents, co-workers and administrators nominate teachers from across Roanoke County Public Schools each year to receive Golden Apple Award. This year, 88 teachers were nominated and 18 teachers were selected as semi-finalists.

First Team congratulates all the nominees and winners of the 2018 Golden Apple Awards. As a part of the Roanoke Valley community for 30 years, we recognize and appreciate the hard work, sacrifices and selfless dedication of our teachers.

2017 Golden Apple Awards

Each year, teachers from across Roanoke County Public Schools are nominated by students, parents, co-workers and administrators to receive the Golden Apple Award. Teachers Erin Edmondson, April Griffin, Kelsey Bibee and Rebecca Bays are also Apple Award winners this year.

For 2017, Mount Pleasant Elementary School first grade teacher Tracy Broughman was bestowed the honor of Golden Apple Award winner for her teaching excellence, with an award of $3000.

First Team is proud to support Roanoke County Public Schools by awarding Tracy the use of a brand-new 2017 Subaru Outback for one year, courtesy of First Team Subaru, with custom license plates that read GR8-TCR (Great Teacher).

"The education of our young people is so important, and that only happens with great teachers. We want to show educators in the Roanoke Valley that their efforts are truly appreciated," said David Dillon, President and General Manager of First Team Auto Mall.

The Education Foundation also named three Red Apple winners, one for the elementary school level, one for the middle school level and one for the high school level. Each Red Apple winner received a check for $1,500 each.


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