Eureka City Schools Teacher of the Year continues to be curious and professionally vital both inside and outside the classroom, maintaining an enviable passion for children and the learning process. She remains vivid in the students' memories forever because of her boundless energy, creativity, sense of fun, and compassion. She expects great accomplishments from her students, and doesn't accept anything less. She believes each and every student can soar beyond any imagined limits. Her children sense that confidence and work with her to make it happen. She exhibits expertise in the subject she teaches and spends time continuing to gain new knowledge in her field. She presents material in an enthusiastic manner and instills a hunger in her students to learn more on their own. She makes herself available to her students and parents. She is involved in school-wide committees and activities, and demonstrates a commitment to her school.
Apple Pins have been an award of gratitude given by the Board for quite some time. This Award has recognized those that have gone above and beyond as parent and community volunteers, good neighbors of our schools, Student Board Representatives, and Blue Collar, White Collar, Confidential, Administrative, and Certificated employees. A record of recipients was not started until 1992, but since then over 300 individuals have been awarded the Apple Pin. This year, we honor the following seven exemplary employees: