Chipley - This week's Golden Apple award winner is a math teacher at Chipley High School. Her students say Millie Kindig is giving them the tools and the confidence they need to pursue careers in the fields of math and science.
Forensic science and pharmacy, just two of the career paths students in Millie Kindig's class hope to pursue after graduation. They recognize the information they are learning under her instruction in geometry and algebra is laying the foundation they need to succeed. "She goes to each student and she refuses to let you fall behind," said 11th grader Jack Daniels.
But it just might be what happens in-between classes that makes the most lasting impression on these students. "A lot of times they are going through things no one knows about and during the five minutes before and the five minutes in-between classes, they will come and just share with me. Just letting them know that someone cares, that truly helps them to be able to reach their goals," said Kindig.
"I think her biggest attribute is her genuine care and concern for the kids, she challenges them and they know she is going to give them everything they need to be successful in their next math class," said Principal Steve Griffin.
"I feel like she not only cares about her students, she has faith in her students. She not only knows we can do it but she believes we can. She is here to make sure her students get what she is trying to teach us and can apply it later in life," said Myiesha Boston, a 10th grader. Congratulations to Millie Kindig this week's Golden Apple award-winning teacher. "Mrs. Kindig is more than just a teacher she is kind of like your best friend," said Daniels.