LEE COUNTY, Fla - Six Lee County teachers were surprised in their classrooms Thursday with the Golden Apple award. The Golden Apple represents excellence in the classroom and is a community award giving to public school teachers each year. Students, parents and community leaders submit nomination forms in the fall. This year there were more than a thousand nominations, but only six teachers earn the Golden Apple.
This year's Golden Apple teachers are:
Eric Riemenschneider - Fort Myers High
Kim Smith - North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts
Billy Lansberry - North Fort Myers High
Heather Millican - Cypress Lake High
Charles O'Connor - Lexington Middle
Laura Reed - Dr. Carrie Robinson Littleton Elementary