This week’s Kinetic Credit Union Golden Apple Award winner is fifth grade science teacher Tanja Smith of Lakewood Elementary School. Smith is a fifteen year teaching veteran who loves to make science and social studies exciting for her students. Smith enjoys helping children everyday.

Smith was nominated by student, Jaycie Holloway who wrote: “She is so nice and helpful.  When I was reading the yearbook, I would see so many people say that they would miss her and wish that she was going to teach them in 6th grade.  I see why they say that; so I would love if you give the golden apple award to my teacher Mrs.Smith. I know it will make her day and it would make mine.”

Congratulations Tanja Smith!