Golden Apple: Jessica Soccio
This week's Golden Apple Award goes to Jessica Soccio, a teacher at Gladstone Elementary in Cranston.
Soccio was nominated by Kelly Brady, who is a student teacher.
Brady wrote that on the day she visited the school, Soccio was so warm when she welcomed a new student, a little boy. Soccio lovingly knelt down and introduced herself to the child.
Brady said she thought to herself, "That's the kind of teacher that I want to be."