A teacher is honored for going that extra step with both students and parents.
A Franklin Elementary School teacher is awarded the December Jan Dils Golden Apple Award.
A standing ovation for first grade teacher Ashley Lott and lots of hugs from students.
Her family even surprised her for the honor!
Mrs. Lott says she can't imagine doing anything else except being surrounded by the kids.
She says she looks forward to meeting the new batch of parents each year and watching her students grow through the year.
Mrs. Lott's first 1st grade class is now in middle school.
She says this is the first class she's seen move on out of the school and it's a bittersweet feeling.