Few people are more important in the lives of our children than teachers.
Those hard working folks need a pat on the back once in a while for a job well done so the Northland's NewsCenter gives the Golden Apple Award to deserving teachers.
This month's honoree is a Proctor Rail through and through.
Fourth grade teacher Julie Lysher has taught at Proctor's Bay View School for ten years.
Her ties to the building go back a lot farther.
"This fourth grade classroom was once my kindergarten room so it was fun to come back and teach in the class room where I learned."
Mrs. Lysher uses innovative techniques like "rocket math" to teach the next generation of Proctor Rails.
"You have forty problems and you have to do them in one minute and start from A and when you finish Z you go onto subtraction."
Many kids probably prefer to send math on a rocket to the moon so elementary teachers like Mrs. Lysher have to be multifaceted.
There are other lessons to be learned in her class room.
"We've done an adaptations project and we have those outside and we did a globe project where you have to make a globe but it can't be spherical."
Whether it is Ryan's favorite subject math or Natalie's preferred science, Mrs. Lysher knows each student has his or her own strong and weak points.
"I want them to remember they have their own talents and are smart in their own ways and to cherish their own abilities."