Sacred Heart teacher known for Fun Fridays has a surprise Monday, learning she is a Golden Apple Award winner

Patricia Gonzalez, a pre-kindergarten teacher at Sacred Heart School in Washington, D.C., and who treats her students to imaginative learning experiences on “Fun Friday,” had a surprise Monday on April 22.

Gonzalez, who is known affectionately as Ms. Paty, walked into the school theater, where upon her arrival, Sacred Heart’s 225 students, joined by teachers, staff and guests, cheered loudly for her, waving golden-colored pom-poms, and with some holding cut-outs of golden apples.

“Sacred Heart School, we have a Golden Apple winner!” said Elise Heil, the school’s principal.

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