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.
Several highly visible sponsorship opportunities are available.
2021-2022 Golden Apple Teachers
Robert Boyle, Immokalee Technical College
Amanda Bray, Lake Trafford Elementary
Dyan E. Konicek, Immokalee Middle
Stephanie Kutz & Lauren York, Lake Park Elementary
Mishelle Levine, Oakridge Middle
Heather Stallings, Calusa Park Elementary