JANESVILLE, MN - This week's golden apple winner has been a teacher at Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton Schools for nearly 30 years. She's always cooking up something interesting for her family consumer science class.
 
Cindy Steinberg teaches basic life skills.  Today the class is getting ready to master a few basic stitches on the sewing machine.

Steinberg instructs the class in bobbin winding.  "We want to have it come off counterclockwise.  Goes right in here.  Now what do I do?"

She said, "Well, we're a hands on classroom, as you can tell.  I teach sewing.  I teach consumer economics."

Nearly 2 generations of students have been through her classroom.  Kids in the class say she's always there when they need help.

Steinberg was nominated for the Golden Apple by a former student, Faith Ryan.
 
Ryan said, "She helped me grow to the person I am today.  I learned how to sew, to cook.  I was involved in FCCLA and was a regional officer and I got to learn leadership skills and life skills."

Her teaching even goes beyond the classroom.  Inspiring kids to use their skills in real life.

"She gets the kids involved.  You can often see her on Facebook.  You can see that the kids have made things at home.  Especially with all the snow days we've been having." Said Ryan.

Winning a Golden Apple was a bit of a shock.

"Ah.  A bit surprised.  I was really surprised.  I'm honored."  Steinberg said.

You can tell her class will always remember and cherish what they learned.

"And we know how to put out a fire in the kitchen now.  We love you Mrs. Steinberg."  One of her students said.