VIENNA, W.Va. (WTAP)- Honoring those who guide our children through the early stages of life, we present the December 2015 Jan Dils Golden Apple award at Vienna Elementary.
Fourth grade teacher Don Snider has been shaping young minds for 33 years. He was nominated by his daughter who says her dad is always willing to go the extra mile. He forms a special bond with his students, and makes sure they receive the best education possible, in and out of the classroom. He encourages students to be actively involved in the classroom as well as in sports and the arts.
"The neat thing probably about teaching is that when you come to school everyday you have 18 to 20 different personalities and they change everyday. That's probably the biggest difference to going to any regular job. They're coming different, everybody's different every day, so every day is a different experience. That makes it a lot of fun," Snider said.
He likes to keep track of his students long after they leave his classroom to make sure they're doing well.
Congratulations to Mr. Snider!