Roanoke County elementary school teacher named Golden Apple winner
Leslie Saul teaches 5th grade at Back Creek Elementary School
ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. – Roanoke County Public Schools has a new top teacher.
On Wednesday night, the Roanoke County Public Schools Education Foundation presented the Golden Apple Award to fifth-grade teacher Leslie Saul.
Saul teaches at Back Creek Elementary School on Bent Mountain Road.
This year, 88 teachers were nominated and 18 teachers were selected as semi-finalists.
Along with the Golden Apple, Saul receives a 2018 Subaru Forester for a year, donated by First Team Subaru, as well as a cash prize of $3,000.
Four other teachers were honored at Wednesday's ceremony.
This year's Red Apple winners are:
- Elementary School: Cynthia Jones, first grade, Penn Forest Elementary School
- Middle School: Lisa Riddle, English, Hidden Valley Middle School
- High School: Alan Strecker, German, Northside High School
B.J. Joyce, an EMT instructor at the Burton Center for Arts & Technology received this year's Green Apple Award, which is given to a teacher who has taught for less than three years.
Each Red Apple Award winner also receives $1,500, while Joyce will receive $500 for his Green Apple Award.
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