The Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Program
Teachers have the opportunity to share best practices with each other and the community through the time-honored Golden Apple program. Not only are great practices highlighted for teachers to learn from each other, but the recognition and celebration event honors the teaching profession and the significant respect our community has for teachers.
Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers Dinner
Join us for a dinner celebration that recognizes innovative teaching and gives a glimpse into Collier classrooms. This year, more than fifty different schools will be represented by a Teacher of Distinction, five of which will be honored as Golden Apple recipients.
Date: March/April 2019
Time: 6 – 9 pm
Location: Naples Grande Beach Resort, 475 Seagate Drive, Naples
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.
In 2017-18 Teachers of Distinction representing 55 of our Collier County Public Schools created short videos to highlight their best practice. [click below] to view all the videos and read a short summary of each teacher’s practice.
Champion Level Sponsors:
2018 Golden Apple Recipients
Staci Haralson Barretta
School: Big Cypress Elementary
Title of Practice: We Got Grit
School: Sea Gate Elementary
Positive Classroom Culture
Mary B. Eckard
School: Highlands Elementary
Title of Practice: Learning Through Leadership and Collaboration
School: Pinecrest Elementary
Title of Practice: Digital Literacy in Math Instruction
School: Gulf Coast High
Practice: Promoting Active Learning Through Student Engagement