Grandview Teacher Brittany Hartman wins the KAKE Golden Apple Award for her work in the classroom

Greg Williams
Butler County Times Gazette
Grandview Elementary School named to the 2021 National Blue Ribbon

Grandview fifth grade teacher Brittany Hartman was awarded a KAKE Golden Apple Award for making a positive difference in our schools.

The Golden Apple Award program gives local teachers community-wide recognition for the creative ways they support, motivate and encourage a lifetime of learning, in and out of the classroom.

The announcement will be featured on KAKE's five o'clock news on Oct. 18 and can be viewed online on their website.

Ms. Hartman was nominated twice for the award. Once by a student, and once by a parent. She will receive classroom supplies and a trophy to commemorate the award.

“Ms.Hartman has been an amazing teacher to our son, Maddox," said parent Crystal Riley. "Before we moved to El Dorado from Derby Maddox was so shy and timid when he was at school. We have seen a total change in Maddox in the last two years."

"He loves going to school every day has come out of his shell. My husband and I have seen a 110% difference in Maddox and it makes me the happiest momma in the world! He loves knowing that going to school can be FUN while learning at the same time! We’ve never been happier! Ms. Hartman deserves to be recognized for how amazing she really is! She definitely enjoys her kids and enjoys her job!!!!

"She’s made a huge difference in our son! I don’t know what we are going to do without her next year! I’d pay all the money in the world to have her teach my kids throughout all their years, unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way, so I’m nominating her for the Golden Apple award!”

Greg Williams has been the reporter for the Wellington Daily News and Butler County Times-Gazette since May 2021. You can reach him at or on Twitter at @GregWilliams28.