Grant Threlkeld, a teacher at OK Elementary School, was surprised in his classroom with the Golden Apple Award from KAKE-TV. He was nominated for the award by a parent who says Threlkeld treats all of his students with the respect and kindness that every child deserves and strives to make sure all of his students reach their full potential.
“Parents are trusting me as their child's teacher to be the best advocate I can, to bring out the best in their child, to help all see the potential each child has,” Threlkeld said. “I'm grateful for the parent that nominated me, thankful to work at such a wonderful building with a team that supports each other, and for the empowerment given by the district to dream believe and achieve.”
The Golden Apple Award winners receive a Golden Apple trophy from Davis-Moore Autogroup and $1,000 in school supplies from Project Teacher.
The winner is featured on KAKE-TV’s Monday 5 p.m. newscast.
To nominate a teacher for the Golden Apple, click here.