A Peoria teacher and principal is the most recent recipient of the Ulrich Ford, Lincoln, Mercury Radio Teacher of the Month. Elizabeth Hoksbergen, a language arts and literature teacher and principal at Peoria Christian School founded Apples of Gold Center for Learning 10 years ago in Newton with the help of her sister. Since then, they have opened centers in Pella and Grinnell. Apples of Gold is a place that struggling students can get private tutoring with a nurturing approach. Elizabeth meets with each family and customizes a curriculum plan specific to the area that each student needs help with the most. If you would like to nominate someone for the Ulrich Ford, Lincoln, Mercury Radio Teacher of the Month, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.