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 highlight for teachers to learn from each other, but the recognition and celebration event honors the teacher profession and the significant respect our community has for teachers.

The Event

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: April 16, 2018
Time: 6 – 9 pm
Location: Naples Grande Beach Resort, 475 Seagate Drive, Naples


Share Your Practices through Golden Apple
You have been testing and learning in your own professional journey, and think you have a great strategy that you’d like to share with other educators and the community—you know it makes a difference for students. Share your practice through the Golden Apple process.

Post-Irma, we have reworked the Golden Apple process and timeline.  If you are interested in submitting your best practice for consideration, please review the documents below and consult your principal.

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2018 Golden Apple Recipients

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