Melody Bass Wins Golden Apple

This week's Golden Apple winner is an English teacher as Mosley High School.

Mrs. Bass was nominated by not one, not two, but three 9th grade students who write:
Falcon writes: She is one of the best teachers I have ever had. She cares about her students.
Austin says: If students don't understand something, she goes the extra step to help us.
Robert writes: Whether it's at school, home, work, it doesn't matter, she is always there to help.

"She is a first year teacher with us and the kids love her. You know the relationships that teachers build with their students is as important as any kind of academic knowledge they would impart. Sometimes their teacher at school is the kindest influence they have in their lives," Mosley High School Principal Sandy Harrison said.

"She is just an amazing teacher. Everything she does is just great. There is never a dull moment in her classroom. She cares about her students more than anything. LIke, she actually cares for them. I got alot of stuff going on at the house and she cares about it more than anything, really," student Falcon Borton said.

"She is more of a friend than just a teacher, she is always there for you!" student Matthew Ross said.

"I think that is the most important thing in my classroom is that they do feel like they can come and tell me things, good, bad, or if they need help it's not an intimidation thing. They are not intimidated by me. I don't know how that happened but it did and I am really grateful for it because they make me a better teacher. They teach me way more than I will ever teach them," English teacher Melody Bass said.

"She makes me feel really good. Like if I don't know something she makes it so I can understand really easy," student Autumn Rittman said.

"We are very hands on the kids are always up and moving and doing different activities and I don't want it to every be where they didn't learn something because they were bored," Mrs. Bass said.

Reporter: Do you think she deserves this award?
"I think she blows it out of the water," Ross said.

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