Fox Creek Teacher wins Golden Apple Award

John Naas, a fifth-year business teacher at Fox Creek High School, is the latest Fox Creek High School staff member to win the WJBF Golden Apple Award.

Naas is the ninth staff member at Fox Creek to earn the Golden Apple Award. The previous award winners include: Ms. Alan, Ms. Smith, Mr. Bell, Mr. Trahan, Ms. Shepherd, Ms. Cowart, Ms. Schneider and Mr. Warnken.

Naas is a graduate of Arlington High School in Arlington, Ohio. He later graduated with highest honors from The Technical College of the Lowcountry in Beaufort. Upon completion of the Associate of Arts Program, he attended Winthrop University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in business marketing. At Winthrop, he also received a Master of Arts in teaching with an emphasis in management. John Naas is the son of Phil and Judy Naas who currently live in Bluffton.

Naas currently publishes the school newsletter and runs the Saturday School Program here at Fox Creek. He credits his many "great teachers and professors" for influencing him to go into education.

Fox Creek Principal Dr. Tim Murph explained, "Mr. Naas is the type of teacher that every principal wants in their building. He works diligently each and every day to ensure that every student is achieving mastery of their materials. Mr. Naas places the academic achievement of his students as the driving force for all that he does."

On March 5, WJBF aired the segment featuring John Naas and Fox Creek High School. The segment aired as part of the local 5:30 p.m. newscast.Each of this year's Golden Apple Award winners will be honored at Augusta State University on Friday, May 3 at 7 p.m. This presentation and John Naas's acceptance speech will be featured live on WJBF Augusta. A video clip of the Golden Apple presentation can be viewed by visiting www.wjbf.com/ar/5736372/.