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 learning. During this community-wide event, the 2022 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.
Event Chair: Shawna Devlin
“Champions For Learning’s commitment to helping teachers has changed my life as a teacher and my students’ lives as well. The ways in which I can deliver material and how far I can stretch my students’ minds is truly limitless.”
– Kim B.
Educator Gulf Coast High School
Sharing Best Practices
Sharing best practices is integral to the teaching profession. Through the Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Program, teachers with engaging and innovative classroom strategies are given the opportunity to share them with the community and with each other, knowing that this is part of the learning and refining process.
2019-2020 Golden Apple Recipients
School: Veterans Memorial Elementary
Title of Practice: Using Student Leadership to Empower Learning
School: Manatee Middle School
Title of Practice: A Student-Centered Classroom
School: Lake Park Elementary
Title of Practice: Raising Leaders Through Songs and Public Speaking
School: Sabal Palm Elementary
Title of Practice: Metacognition + SEL = Confident Balanced Scholars
School: Immokalee High
Title of Practice: Engagement in Rigor & Empathy Promotes Learning
Serena M. Hampton-Dunn
School: Gulf Coast High School
Title of Practice: Conversations In the Pod