April 2019 Jan Dils' Golden Apple Award Winner: Melissa Whitehair

Published: May. 1, 2019 at 9:11 AM EDT
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Congratulations to our April 2019 Jan Dils' Golden Apple Award winner: Melissa Whitehair, who teaches second grade at Jefferson Elementary School in Parkersburg.

She has been teaching for two years and has already made a huge impact on one student in particular.

The person who nominated Whitehair says son has special needs that require extra patience and understanding. The parents of the second-grader say they have seen major improvements since he has been in her class.

"It's been a year,” Whitehair said. “This is only my second year teaching, and he's an amazing little boy. It took a little bit of work for him to trust me, and we had a few bumps along the way, but he's an amazing little boy."

You can nominate your teacher to win the Jan Dils' Golden Apple Award by clicking the "Nominate YOUR Teacher" link in the "Related Links" section in this story.