Karen Terwilliger of Barth Elementary was one of five teachers recognized with the 2018 “Applebee’s Teacher of the Year” award. TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants presented Terwilliger with an engraved plaque, along with a $500 Visa Gift Card and a VIP Teacher Appreciation Card good for 20% off at Applebee’s for a full year, at a school assembly on Friday, June 1.
“The teachers in our communities play a significant role in shaping our students into the leaders of tomorrow, and as a company committed to giving back and recognizing the hard work of others, we wanted to find a way to show how much we appreciate their hard work,” said, TSFR Marketing Manager Jennifer Sleeper.
In its second year, the ‘Applebee’s Teacher of the Year’ award honors the heroes in our neighborhoods that focus on creating a positive learning environment. “Creating a learning environment where kids can be themselves and express their individuality while still feeling a part of the classroom family is a top priority to me,” said Terwilliger. “It is important for my students to know that they can be world-changers and I am grateful to be recognized by the community and TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants for the hard work my students and I do in the classroom.