This week’s Kinetic Credit Union Golden Apple Award winner is Melissa Wood, a math teacher at St. Luke Middle School. Melissa Wood graduated from Columbus State University, and has now been teaching for 13 years. She is described as a passionate teacher who motivates her students to learn and enjoy math.

“I love teaching because I enjoy building kids up and helping them feel good about their skills and who they are. I’ve wanted to teach my whole life when I was a kid I use to teach to my stuffed animals in my bedroom. It’s just always been my calling.” says Melissa Wood.

If you know of a deserving teacher like Ms. Wood, you can nominate them here. Congratulations Ms. Wood!