Golden Apple Award Winner: Kelsey Determan, Central Springs elementary

Kelsey Determan at Central Springs Elementary is being recognized for her kindness that she brings into her classroom.

Posted: Apr. 18, 2018 11:27 AM
Updated: Apr. 19, 2018 6:17 AM

NORA SPRINGS, Iowa - Kelsey Determan at Central Springs Elementary is being recognized for her kindness that she brings into her classroom.
She's this week's Golden Apple Award Winner and shows how a compliment goes a long way.
“Very unexpected ... there's a chance I might start tearing up. It's just special to me,” Determan said.
Determan makes her first-grade classroom one where kids can let loose and learn some life lessons.
“Kindness is something we do a lot in our classroom, and we always talk about if you can choose to be anything, choose to be kind,” Determan said.
Garrett Davis, one of her first-grade students, picked up on that.
“Do you give people compliments?” KIMT News 3 asked Davis.
“Is that hard to do?” We asked, “No,” he replied.
Davis' mother nominated Determan for teaching her son to be a better person. She said helping him understand kindness can go a long way.
“It makes them feel better,” Davis said.
“It shows the kids that the kinder we are in the classroom the more beautiful the place it becomes,” Determan said with a smile.

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