Beverly Bylsma wins this week's Golden Apple

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG) - Oh the places you can go, with reading. This week's Golden Apple winner uses her love for Dr. Suess to inspire her students.

Beverly Bylsma, from Cedar Grove Elementary, knows the more that you read, the more that you know.

Bylsma has been teaching in Bay District Schools for more than 20 years. She loves to read, so celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday this week in school is an easy task.

"I hope to instill a love for reading that they can carry with them for the rest of her life and I hope they know that I love them," Bylsma said.

She often gets into character while reading, to get her students more involved in the stories. Her love for reading started at a young age.

"Of course I contribute that to my mom. She would teach me the nursery rhymes, every night she would read out of my most favorite Mother Goose book," Bylsma said.

She says teaching students to read is critical, so she reads to her kindergartners as much as possible.

"I read to them as often as I can, you know sometimes we have to math," Bylsma said.

Whether it's one of Dr. Seuss' classic stories or another popular nursery rhyme, Bylsma makes learning fun through reading.