The Golden Apple goes to Robin Mills

Published: Apr. 27, 2017 at 10:27 AM CDT
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This week's Golden Apple award winner captures the hearts of her students with endless positivity. Congratulations to fourth-grade teacher Robin Mills at Springfield Elementary.

A few words of encouragement before a big test can make all the difference.

When Mrs. Mills' fourth graders sat down at their desks on FSA testing day, each student received a personalized, handwritten note from their teacher.

"It's very encouraging," said one of her students, Jibreel Polk. "You come in every day and there's a note on your desk and it makes my heart feel happy."

"Because I know she cares a lot. So she did that because she cares about me," said another student, Destiny Bodine.

Mills runs her classroom on positive encouragement and a whole lot of love.

"If I believe that they can achieve, then they believe that they can achieve," said Mills. "I look at these students and I do, I have hope for the future. They look at the world in a completely different way and they can truly change this world into a much better place."

Mills has captured the hearts of her students and they seem to have captured hers as well.

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