2022 Golden Apple Recognition Program
2022 Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers:
April 22, 2022
The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort
Champions For Learning looks forward to returning to in-person events for the 2021-2022 season!
Join in our community’s support of student and teacher success.
For sponsorship information, please contact Jeff Jerome, Vice President of Marketing & Events at 239.263.5785 or JJerome@ChampionsForLearning.org.
About Golden Apple
The Golden Apple Teacher Recognition process in Collier County Public Schools continues to be an opportunity to highlight teachers’ best practices. It allows the community to see what is happening in our public schools and helps teachers refine their best practices and learn how to share them beyond their own classroom.
Annually, Champions For Learning invites each Collier County Public School to put forward a teacher and best practice to highlight. That teacher will be recognized as the Teacher of Distinction from that school, so that all Collier County Public Schools can be represented at the Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers. A Teacher of Distinction is one who is willing to share their best practice with the community and other teachers; will participate in peer learning and networking; and has a best practice that results in demonstrable student success.
A community-based committee meets each Teacher of Distinction and learns about their best practice throughout the process, eventually selecting six teachers (three elementary and three secondary) to highlight as Golden Apple recipients.
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