Golden Apple teacher Allie Harper at St. John’s School in Hollywood known for faith and fun in her fifth grade classroom

An honors assembly at St. John’s School in Hollywood, Maryland, took a surprising turn on April 29, when officials from the Catholic Schools Office of The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington stepped to the stage to announce that Allie Harper, a fifth grade and resource teacher there, is a 2024 Golden Apple Award-winning teacher.

Perhaps fittingly, the backdrop for the stage was the setting for the school’s spring musical, “Crazy for You,” which Harper co-produced, and the students cheering for the teacher seemed to express that feeling about her.

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