Parkersburg, W. Va. (WTAP) - We have your November Jan Dils' Golden Apple winner.
Kristyn Smith is a second grade teacher at North Christian School. She's been a second grade teacher for four years.
She's always ready with a hug or a high five. You can frequently catch her at sporting events, tutoring sessions, summer STEM programs, and even the occasional birthday party.
She says even though you may not always feel like you're making an impact, each day is important.
"I am overwhelmed, I'm just so honored to be appreciated like this. It just makes... it just confirms that evey moment you put into teaching is worth it and that even though on some days you don't feel like you make any difference that there are so many people that are looking up to you and are being affected by every decision that you make throughout the day," Smith said.