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Kimberly Cotton Tolbert has been an educator for nearly twenty years.  Kimberly has professional experience as a preschool, elementary, and middle school special education teacher, special education coordinator, university supervisor, and a trainer specializing in classroom management and early childhood education. She is currently an instructor at a local technical community college. 
    
Kimberly's statement: The purpose of The A.P.P.L.E. Philosophy is help those teachers who may feel mounting stress throughout the workday. The A.P.PL.E. Philosophy is meant to inspire, encourage, and re-energize the passion inside teachers so they can continue to teach and be an inspiration to their students.
     As a teacher, I have had the opportunity to work in schools with a positive culture as well as schools with negative environments. The A.P.P.L.E Philosophy was developed during a time in my life when I experienced a setback in my professional career. As an avid listener of Pastor Joel Osteen, he once made a statement during one of his sermons that struck me personally: “If you complain you’re going to remain; but if you praise, you’ll be raised!” That statement alone changed my thinking pattern in what I perceived as a “professional setback” and the A.P.P.L.E. Philosophy was developed as a way for me to stop feeling sorry for myself, count my blessings, and use my testimony as a way to encourage others in a spiritual yet humorous way!

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