MINERAL WELLS, W.Va (WTAP)- This month's Jan Dils Golden Apple Award winner not only likes to give a lot of hugs, but has been teaching for 40 years!
Karen Branch has spent the majority of her career at Mineral Wells Elementary. She was nominated by her husband Mike, who wanted to honor her before she retires in June.
Karen is known for putting many stickers on her students' papers, and always has a positive spirit.
"This schools just like family. Everybody gets along, everybody is doing what's best for all of the kids. To all the students, thanks for working so hard. For all the teachers, keep working hard because you've already been working hard and anyone of you could've won this award," said Branch.
She plans to travel with her husband when she retires this summer.
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