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Golden Apple: Joan Surprenant

This week's Golden Apple Award goes to Joan Surprenant of Austin T. Levy School. (WJAR)

This week's Golden Apple Award goes to Joan Surprenant of Austin T. Levy School.

Surprenant’s whole family, including her father George Ducharme, longtime principal and teacher, joined in the celebration as Commissioner of Education Dr. Ken Wagner bestowed the award.

"I love working with the students and staff. My father and brother worked here as educators, as well. It does, it feels good to give back to this town,” Surprenant said.

Surprenant is known for making sure that every student feels loved and safe, while they're being given the highest level of education possible. She has been teaching for 18 years and before that, she was a substitute.

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