Englewood STEM High School English teacher celebrates Golden Apple Award with dance

Sharon Ponder-Ballard is 1 of just 10 Illinois teachers recognized this year
CHICAGO (WLS) -- A teacher got a big surprise on Thursday.

She received the Golden Apple Award, which honors exceptional teachers across Illinois.

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Sharon Ponder-Ballard teaches English at Englewood STEM High School. She was quite excited about receiving this award and has every reason to be. Ponder-Ballard reacted to the honor with a celebratory dance.

She is one of just 10 Illinois teachers recognized this year.

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