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.

2019-2020 Golden Apple Teachers

 Sarah Bratcher, Lake Park Elementary
Eileen Fuentes, Sabal Palm Elementary
Elizabeth Garcia, Manatee Middle
Theresa Golden, Veterans Memorial Elementary
Serena M. Hampton-Dunn, Gulf Coast High
David Stehlin, Immokalee High

The Event

Golden Apple Show – Tune In To Watch

With the current challenges of the COVID-19 virus, we want to be socially responsible, and not put school staff and families at risk. In lieu of an annual dinner, and with the support of our generous sponsors, we will adapt the program and devote our celebrations to teachers and their classroom practices by funding classroom projects for each of the 52 Teachers of Distinction and Golden Apple teachers.

The television special highlighting Collier County’s Golden Apple teachers and Teachers of Distinction will air on Sunday April 5th at 7 pm on NBC-2 and will feature the six Golden Apple teachers and their practices along with highlighting our sponsors and Teachers of Distinction.

Date: April 5, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM
On: NBC -2

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.

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2019-2020 Golden Apple Recipients

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