Golden Apple: Errin Bagwell

Grovetown, Ga (WJBF) -
Errin Bagwell could have gone into any branch of teaching.  She chose special education.
"I love children and I believe that all children can learn," Bagwell says.
She has a real heart for her career and it shows every day.
"I learned from my parents and grandparents just how to love others."
When we dropped by Mrs. Bagwell was hard at work getting her students to learn to love reading.
"We have 3 groups going of reading intervention. We're so busy learning how to read."
Progress is about so much more than grades in Mrs. Bagwell's classroom.
"It's very individualized student by student. We celebrate the simplest growth. We work hard and we like to celebrate the growth that these children make and they make tremendous growth each year."
And that growth will continue throughout these bright young lives long after they leave Brookwood Elementary.
"To be successful. Whatever that may be for them. To find something they enjoy doing and love as much as what I do."
Errin Bagwell does an outstanding job. But she admits her family plays a key role in helping her do her very best.
"Support is very important.  A teacher's work is never done so we bring a lot home. It's nice to have that support from home."
She invests so much in her students and her school. So what does Mrs. Bagwell get out of it? Just look around.
"Just the smiles," she says. "The hugs. When the light bulb turns on the look that you get."


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