December, 2018 Jan Dils' Golden Apple Award Winner: Kathleen Cornell

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WILLIAMSTOWN, W.Va. (WTAP) - Congratulations to our December, 2018 Jan Dils' Golden Apple Award Winner: Kathleen Cornell, a Special Education teacher at Williamstown Elementary School!

Cornell is in the middle of her first year of teaching at Williamstown Elementary as a Special Education teacher.

Cornell was nominated by the grandmother of one of her current students, who says Cornell has changed her grandson's outlook on school.

The student's grandmother says he has Down Syndrome and was struggling academically and socially, but Cornell made it her mission to change all that.

"The biggest challenge is always keeping in mind that the most important thing isn't always the math and the reading, it's making sure that they are loved and they have a place in your classroom."

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.