Friday, May 12, 2023
6 – 9 pm

Naples Grande Beach Resort
475 Seagate Dr, Naples


Beyond simply an event, the Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers showcases our community’s educators’ innovative best practices that are exciting students about learning and increasing student achievement. During this community-wide event, the 2022-2023 Golden Apple recipients, Golden Apple Teachers of Distinction, and the Collier County Public Schools Teachers of the Year are honored for the tremendous impact they make for our young people.

The Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers includes a reception, elegant dinner, and inspiring presentations celebrating each of the Golden Apple teachers, giving guests a glimpse into their classrooms. The Golden Apple television program is aired on NBC-2 and posted to the Champions For Learning website and YouTube channel following the broadcast. The Golden Apple event and television show lead into Teacher Appreciation Week, culminating in a community-wide recognition and appreciation of educators.

2022-2023 Golden Apple Teachers

Marlon Alfaro, Manatee Middle

D’Nai Bullen, Corkscrew Elementary

Sylvie Certa, Gulfview Middle

Anne Coots, Osceola Elementary

Ashley Crosby, Golden Gate Middle

Michael Gonzalez, RCMA Immokalee Community Academy

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