Recently, DeAnn Sanders was award the Crystal Apple Award at Maple Ridge. Craig Harvey from the Horace Mann Agency awarded DeAnn Sanders the Crystal Apple Award. The Crystal Apple Award recognizes excellence in education by honoring those making a significant impact in the lives of children. DeAnn teaches fourth grade, and is known for her fun and innovative approach to teaching. In addition to her regular teaching responsibilities, DeAnn also puts a lot of time into her volunteer work in directing the school play.