A retired General McLane school teacher was sort of punk'd for this week's Golden Apple Award presentation.
The teacher was invited back to be a guest reader in her old 4th grade class, but she soon turned into the guest of honor.
Mrs. Susan Owens is a retired 4th grade teacher from McKean Elementary School. After 25 years in the classroom and only weeks of retirement, she was back in school on this day, as a special guest.
Susan Owens, Golden Apple Award winner, said: "I was invited in ... nice honor."
This weeks Golden Apple Award winner made it very clear that she actually shares this award with the faculty, staff, administration and parents who all contribute to a successful education.
Susan owens: "No one does this by themselves ... it does take a village...it does."
Her willingness to share the glory is impressive.
Mary Jo Melvin, PhD, Edinboro University, said: "She recognized...what a teacher is all about."
Students like 10 year old Anna Chernicky is so glad she got to be in Mrs. Owens class.
Anna Chernicky, student nominator, said: "She's clean, she's neat ... probably....yeh."
For 22 years, Jet 24 and Edinboro University have honored the best of the best in education. Surprising teachers every week.
Tin Dunst, Jet 24 VP/GM, said: "... oh because of the excitement...just special."
Lou Baxter, Jet 24 news director, said: "Congratulations to Mrs. Susan Owens this week's Jet 24, Edinboro University, Golden Apple Award winner."
In McKean, Lou Baxter, Jet 24, Action News.
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