We went to Geneva to deliver this News 8 Golden Apple Award. Sandy Schading has been a teacher for 30-years, most of them at the St.Francis-St.Stephen School.
The whole school was in on our surprise, literally. Principal Elaine Morrow told them they were all outside on the playground for a picture. When we walked out the door and approached Sandy she had no idea what was going on.
Mrs. Schading was nominated by Amy and Troy Quigley. She was their son Ryan's teacher and is daughter Madalyn's teacher now.
Sandy says the motto in her classroom is reach for the stars. "It means we do our best every day and reach as far as we can go."
Principal Elaine Morrow says "She is an amazing person. Faith filled, wonderful and gives that faith to her students."
Sandy says she looks forward to coming to work. "I love it everyday. I have fun at my job."
Sandy Schading is a News 8 Golden Apple Award winner. You can read the letter the Quigley's wrote nominating her below.
Dear Channel 8,
Mrs. Schading has a motto. It is "reach for the stars" and she and her students are always doing so. Not only is she a wonderful christian example, she is a teacher who really believes in her students and never gives up on them. She has a creative idea for any situation.
My son has ADHD. She never made him feel different from the other students. She believed in him just as she believed in any student. He thrives today because of Mrs. Schading's positive attitude and love. There has never been a teacher more deserving. Mrs. Schading is a star!
The Quigley Family