Golden Apple recipient Kristin Mitchell with her kindergarten class. RoundTable photo

On March 23, the last school day before spring break, students at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Literary and Fine Arts School, gathered in the auditorium for a surprise for one of their teachers. Kindergarten teacher Kristin Mitchell, was about to receive a Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Newscasters Karen Jordan of ABC Channel 7 and her husband, Christian Farr, of NBC Channel 5, presented the award to Ms. Mitchell. Their daughter Vivian is one of Ms. Mitchell’s students.

Two other Golden Apple winners were in the auditorium: King Arts social studies and science teacher Carla Stone and Orrington School second-grade teacher James Schamber.

“We could not be more proud of the work Ms. Mitchell does on behalf of the students at King Arts and on behalf of all the students of the District,” said Superintendent Paul Goren.

“We love Ms. Mitchell,” said King Arts Principal Jeffrey Brown.     

Ms. Mitchell said, “I love King Arts so much.