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Mrs. Skogg brings creativity into the classroom

Golden Apple Award recipient Chris Skogg poses with her kindergarten class at Cormier Early Learning Center in Ashwaubenon. (WLUK/Emily Deem)

Inside room 106 at Cormier School and Early Learning Center, students start the day with a punctuation game.

"We play a lot of games! Game playing is a lot of fun," said kindergarten teacher Chris Skogg, a Golden Apple Award recipient.

Mrs. Skogg is focused on finding creative ways for her students to learn.

"Anything that's a game they absolutely love," she said.

Next: learning the colors of the rainbow.

Cormier School has a special place in Mrs. Skogg's heart. She's been there for more than 20 years.

"I really can't see moving out of kindergarten until I retire! And when I retire I don't know," said Skogg.

For now, Skogg is humbled by the fact a Golden Apple Award sits on her desk.

"All your hard work, I think, and dedication is appreciated. I think that really meant a lot and that it just puts a good light on teaching and teachers in the community," she said.

Her students say they have the best teacher in the world.

"She's very kind, she gives kind reminders," said student Marissa Johnson.

"Kindest teacher ever," said student Ava VandenLangenberg

Teaching kindness for many more years to come.

"We always talk about being kind and to congratulate others and to be successful and to keep working at what they want to do." said Skogg.

When Skogg does retire, she plans on writing a book about all of the things that happened in room 106 at Cormier.

FOX 11's Tom Milbourn and Michelle Melby kicked off the nomination period for the 23rd annual Golden Apple Awards in November.

The Teachers of Distinction were announced in February and the final list of Golden Apple recipients was announced in March.

This year's Golden Apple Awards ceremony is set for April 20. Click here to register to attend the awards program.

The Golden Apple Awards are a program of the Greater Green Bay Chamber, with support from major sponsors.

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