ROBERTSDALE, Ala. (WKRG) — We felt a little bad about dropping in on Christina Ardoin’s class when we did. Her special needs students were just settling down after an assembly. But we’re glad we did. Her students didn’t seem to mind, and neither did she when we presented her with this week’s Golden Apple Award.
Christina has been a special needs teacher for 8 years and told us why she loves it.
“Very little steps in their world are really big steps, can make a significant impact on the quality of their life and their family’s life, and it just feels really good to work with them every day,” she said.
Her co-worker of four years, Brooke Jacobs nominated Christina for the Golden Apple.
“She is a blessing to all of her students, and she’s a true inspiration,” Brooke said.
But for everything that Christina does in the classroom, there is much more to her dedication as a teacher behind the scenes, according to the person that knows her best, her husband.
“She’s up here on weekends sometimes. I’ve seen her at home up till 9, 10, 11 o’clock at night finishing work that has to be done and completed for her lessons and reports and things like that for the kids,” said Gerald Ardoin.
Our congratulations to Christina Ardoin and Robertsdale Elementary for a job well done.