When you’re a teacher who can make every day a happy day, you know you’re doing something right.
Despite a tragedy in her life, Emily Ewings still came to school with a smile on her face, eager to make sure her students did their very best. Her love of teaching and her commitment to her students makes her this week’s Golden Apple Award Winner.
Mrs. Emily Ewings has been a teacher and a part of students’ lives for 17 years, watching them grow and prosper. What makes her job rewarding? “To have my students realize that I love teaching and seeing them learn and grow, It’s great that’s recognized.”
One of those students is Jaslene Cage. She had Mrs. Ewings as a teacher last year, and talk about making an impact on a child’s life. “That’s why I want to be a teacher, because of her.”
Mrs. Ewings lost her husband to cancer last October. When she returned to the classroom, Jaslene says Mrs. Ewings was strong and stayed positive. And, Jaslene had a message, ” I’m so glad you came back, and so glad you’re strong”.
“You never know what you’re doing every day, you come to school and you want to make an impact,” she tells us.
Andy Pushchak of Edinboro University says, “The perfect example of someone going beyond the curriculum, beyond the subjects we teach, to have an impact on students beyond that academic learning”.
Congratulations, Mrs. Ewings, you deserve the Edinboro University JET 24 Golden Apple Award. To nominate your favorite teacher, click here and fill out the nomination form at the bottom of the page.