Richland County, SC (WLTX) - After more than 20 years in the classroom, Dr. Marion Myers can tell you a thing or two about teaching and she can do it in more than just one language.
Dr. Myers is an ESL educator. ESL stands for English as a Second Language, and on any given day you can find her standing in front of students at Eau Claire High School and Sandel Elementary in Richland District One.
Her students are from across the world, from Burma to China and from Somalia to Puerto Rico.
When you're teaching English to students with so many different backgrounds, it's no easy task. But know this--just because English isn't you first language doesn't mean that you can use that as an excuse in Dr. Myers's class.
For example, 4 years ago, one of her students, Omar Sharif, spoke no English at all. He spoke Swahili, but he now speaks English, thanks in part to Dr. Myers.
"I have high expectation for them and for myself," Myers says. "When I go up I want them to go up too."
That's why she's this week's Golden Apple Award winner.
If you know a teacher that's deserving, you can visit any Midlands BI-LO store, pick up a Golden Apple Nomination form and tell us why you think your favorite teacher deserves the honor.