Students and teachers alike have been busy back at school and that means it's time to present the Golden Apple award to a special educator in the Mid Ohio Valley.
The first Jan Dils Golden Apple Award of the school year was presented to the principal at Neale Elementary school Tuesday afternoon.
Principal Michael Fling spends extra time with his students even making home visits if necessary.
Parents and coworkers say he truly cares about the students at his school.
Principal Flings says the children and his staff are his motivation.
"They're a lot of the reason I come to work, they're a lot of the reason I'm motivated, it's always been my goal to be part of the future and this way I'm able to touch that for them ," said Fling.