Sumrall history teacher named January’s ‘Golden Apple Award’ winner


Samrall, Mississippi (WDAM) – January’s “Golden Apple Award” winner teaches U.S. History at Samrall High School.

She is Marisha Siders and has been in education for 20 years.

She was presented with the award while teaching a class on Tuesday morning.

“I am very honored and surprised by this award,” said Siders.

“I have some great colleagues and I know I have great educators, so I am very honored to receive this award.”

“I have amazing, wonderful students. They make my job easier. I am so blessed to be in Lamar County and to be at Samrar High School,” added Siders.

Brette Loftin, a junior at Sumrall High School and one of the Siders students last semester, nominated her for the award.

“She always makes you feel like you’re in class. She always makes sure you understand things, stays after class and comes before class,” says Loftin. said.

The principal of Samlal High School is Matt Thomas.

“Kids love her because, as Brett said, she’s sweet and wonderful, open and caring,” Thomas said. Because she is very good at what she does.”

Siders also teaches a dual enrollment psychology course.

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