The Education Foundation also named three Red Apple winners,
one for the elementary school level, one for the middle school level and one for the high school level. Each Red Apple winner receives a check for $1,500 each.The Red Apple winners are:
• Jasmine Herritt - First-grade teacher at Burlington Elementary School
• Karen Perry-Carroll - 7th grade Science teacher at Northside Middle School
• Ann Franco - English, history and geography teacher at Glenvar High School.
The Education Foundation also recognizes a new teacher who has taught in Roanoke County for three years or less. This is called the Green Apple Award.
The winner of the 2016 Green Apple Award is Blaine Mills, a fourth-grade teacher at Glenvar Elementary.
"There are some outstanding teachers in Roanoke County," said Education Foundation Board President Rob Hendren. "The Golden Apple Award honors the very best educator in the school system. We were very impressed with all our finalists, which made it very difficult for us to select a single winner," Hendren said.
About the Roanoke County Education Foundation:
The Roanoke County Education Foundation was created in 1991 as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization to help young people in Roanoke County Public Schools meet some of their educational and personal goals. Their mission is to promote the advancement and further the aims and goals of Roanoke County Public Schools through the development and application of donated financial resources. They provide student scholarships for graduating seniors; classroom grants for innovative teaching ideas; assist with student travel to attend state and national competitions; provide resources for international education; and assist students in remedial education and substance abuse programs.
Since their inception, they have provided almost one-million dollars in scholarships to 1,500 graduating seniors; more than $260,000 in classroom scholarships to more than 1400 teachers; and more than $300,000 to support travel and educational programs. In all, that's over $1.5 million in support the teachers and students at Roanoke County Public Schools.
Support for these programs comes from corporate and private donations. To make a donation, go online to www.supportroanokecountyed.org
or call Jean Wynn at 540-562-3900 ext. 10113.
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Over 100 Bikes in 100 Minutes is the commitment by First Team Auto Mall for a special Toys for Tots drive this Saturday, December 12th starting at 10am with the U.S. Marines and K92 Radio.
The appearance is a continuation of toy collection by K92 Radio and First Team to fill a large box truck with new unwrapped Toys. K92 personalities Danny & Zack have pledged that with First Team's help "the truck will be overflowing with toys to brighten the holidays of children in need in the Roanoke area". K92's Danny Meyers has shared with listeners, "First Team has been beyond passionate in helping children experience some joy and happiness this Christmas, whom otherwise would be without."
David Dillon, President of First Team Auto Mall stated "in the 2014 to 2015 Roanoke City School year there were over 600 Children that qualified as homeless and that does not even include the number of families that have shelter… but are living below the poverty line. We are glad that we have the opportunity to assist the Marine Corps Reserve in their goal to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens. "
The Saturday, December 12th event will be at 6614 Peters Creek Road in Roanoke, between First Team Auto Mall and the Roanoke County Library. Event hours and collection will be from 10am to 1pm.
Donations will continue to be accepted through December 19th at the K92 Studio (3934 Electric Road, Roanoke) and at First Team Auto Mall (6520 Peters Creek Road, Roanoke). Cash donations may be made online by visiting the K92 website (www.k92radio.com).