NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Kristin Atkinson, a fifth grade teacher at North Myrtle Beach Intermediate School, is the recipient of this months WMBF News 'Golden Apple Award.
Atkinson was nominated by a grandmother whose grandson is in Atkinson's class. She says her grandson comes from a troubled home and that Atkinson's patience, kindness and gentle spirit have helped him to progress.
Atkinson says she got into teaching because of an experience in 6th grade. She was tutoring another student and that student received an excellent grade following her help. Atkinson says the experience made her feel that teaching was her calling.
"I got into teaching because of an experience I had as a 6th grade student," she says. "It really just solidifies that I'm doing what I was meant to be doing and that I'm doing a good job.
If you know of a teacher who deserves to be recognized fill out an application on our web site. The next winner will be announced in one month.