- Bristol - This week's Golden Apple award winner has been teaching for decades. Betty Wilson is a second grade teacher at WR Tolar K-8 school in Bristol. During her career, Mrs. Wilson has taught every grade from kindergarten through middle school. This year is her last in the classroom. "I don't want to tell you how many... but 40 plus years," said Mrs. Betty Wilson. She has been inspiring students to learn, grow, and succeed for more than 4 decades. "I just can't think of anything I would rather be doing."