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While on a field trip in Saginaw to the Children’s Museum and Planetarium with first graders, Laker Elementary teacher Jenna McCormick received a special award from WSMH FOX 66 – the Golden Apple Award. The award recognizes teachers who go above and beyond, and teachers are nominated by people in the community.
An anonymous person nominated McCormick on the WSMH FOX 66 website.
“Mrs. McCormick is the epitome of a great teacher,” the nomination stated. “She brings so much life to her class and her students adore her. She has a fabulous outlook on teaching first grade and her students progress shows each year. She treats each student as if they are her own, respects their learning needs and encourages them continuously! Mrs. McCormick is a great part of Laker Elementary!”
McCormick, who has been a first grade teacher since 2013, said she’s very excited about the award and grateful for the support.
“It always feels good to get confirmation that you are actually making a difference in your students’ lives,” she said. “I feel so honored to be a part of such a strong community with such love and upport for its teachers. It truly means so much. Their support is what keeps us going on a day-to-day basis.”
Laker Elementary Principal Kathy Dickens is proud to have McCormick win the award.
“She is a young, energetic, passionate teacher who has the students in her heart, all the time, in every decision she makes,” Dickens said. “She’s just what the kids need. We’re so pleased and blessed to have her.”
McCormick is being recognized on WSMH FOX 66 throughout June.