This years Crystal Apple Award goes to Miss Shoni Winkel, Second grade teacher at Art City Elementary. Shoni grew up in Nyssa, Oregon where she graduated from Nyssa High School. She attended Ricks College (now BYUI) then transferred to Brigham Young University in Provo where she studied Early Childhood Education. Shoni Graduated in August 2000; she then started teaching 1/2 day Kindergarten at Sage Creek and 1/2 day Kindergarten at Art City. She taught First Grade for six years and has taught Second Grade for three years at Art City Elementary.
On Wednesday, January 27, the Crystal Apple Award at Goshen Elementary was given to Mrs. Julie Parkin. This is Julie's second year teaching sixth grade at Goshen Elementary. Julie has four kids and is known to some as the yard sale queen. She spends hours working at home on weekends making lessons and developing hands-on-activities for her students. Julie has been writing amazing songs to teach math and science concepts. Her students love her and enjoy coming to class every day. They know there will be some fun activities and songs to be learned. Thanks Mrs.
The Crystal Apple award this year goes to the brains of our operation. Julie Hammari leads our team through her talents, knowledge, abilities and height. She has been a great leader and teacher for both faculty and students here at East Meadows Elementary. She has always been willing to change a grade level because of her nature to be flexible and ability to work in any situation. This is most apparent in her current grade level team.