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Presenting  the

Fitly Spoken “Golden Apple” Award
for Exceptional Education Teachers

Applications Due December 22nd,  2023

Math Teacher

What is the Fitly Spoken “Golden Apple” Award for Exceptional Education Teacher (FSGAA)?

Each year the amazing staff at Fitly Spoken will select one outstanding teacher to be the recipient of the Golden Apple Award.  As an FSGAA recipient, you will receive a no questions asked $1000 gift for your hard work and dedication to the students that need it most.

Teacher and Young Student

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for the FSGAA, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a teacher at a Georgia Title I school


  • Be a teacher of special education students

The WHY behind the FSGAA?

From a daughter

As an Educator, my Dad positively impacted multiple lives! Impacts that are continuously appropriated and remembered to this day.... 30+ years after his passing. He loved what he did as much as I love being a Speech-Language Pathologist.


The FSGAA is an award to honor teachers who are often under-appreciated and overlooked. This award is to appreciate the professionals that are the perfect mixture of what he loved and what I love! Special Education Teachers.....You ROCK!




Mr. Simpson was my home room teacher from 9th-12th grades. He also taught us Science and Math. He was no ordinary teacher. He cared about more than just the student. He was one of those teachers that would come early and stay late, ensuring that everyone understood what he was teaching. But also, cared enough that he would makes sure that you got home safely.


Two things stand out in how he helped me. He helped foster my drive for success. What I mean by that, is that he would often give me words of encouragement. I would often tell him my goal of becoming a doctor, and he often encouraged me along the way.

From a former student

He also took the time to personally help students with the life activities and skills. He helped teach me how to drive! And I forgot to mention that he had a family of his own! One of the saddest days for me was when I found out he had passed. I think I was a junior in college. I did go on to become a physician. It pained me to know that he wasn’t alive to celebrate or to see it, because he was so encouraging and instrumental to me. I hold all of my teachers in highest regard.


Teachers are the backbone of our society. They can encourage and help you along the way when you have no clue or need guidance. He was not the first special teacher, nor will he be the last, but he was special to me! So much so, we all called him Dad! I miss him dearly.


How do I apply?

  • Simple application on website below

  • 2 letters of recommendation

Filling Out a Form
Award Application
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Award recipient will be announced on   December  25th,2023

Applications Due December 22nd,  2023

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