Vanessa Tant wins the Golden Apple

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG) - "I started teaching because of my brother," Mosley High School teacher Vanessa Tant said. "He has a learning disability and it was very frustrating with him back in school, especially in the 80s and 90s. It's just became something I was passionate about and decided I would help kids."

Vanessa Tant from Mosley High School wins the Golden Apple. (WJHG)

Vanessa Tant has been a teacher for more than 20 years, she's currently the Algebra teacher at Mosley High School.

"I struggled with math in school. I absolutely hated math, I hated it and then once all of a sudden I had a teacher that took time with me, explained the basics to me and it all made sense," Tant said.

She's using her personal experience and trying to make a difference in the classroom.

"I get where the kids are coming from and I think that's my strength, I think about how I was at that age and how I hated that and try to make it make sense to them," Tant said.

This Golden Apple winner is helping her students excel far beyond the classroom.

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