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Celebrate local teachers at the Excellence in Education Banquet on April 26! Celebrate local teachers at the Excellence in Education Banquet on April 26! The 23rd Annual Excellence in Education Banquet is coming up... More detail
Get to Know Our Finalists: Meet Molly Priest Get to Know Our Finalists: Meet Molly Priest Rockford native, Molly Priest has been teaching for 14 years.... More detail
Get to Know Our Finalists: Meet Sheila Morrall Get to Know Our Finalists: Meet Sheila Morrall Sheila Morrall of Poplar Grove has been teaching in the Belvidere... More detail
Get to Know Our Finalists: Meet Michael Manke Get to Know Our Finalists: Meet Michael Manke “Mr. Manke = pure dedication. He's the first teacher... More detail
Get to Know Our Teacher Finalists: Meet Amanda Newmes Get to Know Our Teacher Finalists: Meet Amanda Newmes Amanda Newmes of Roscoe has taught high school science in the... More detail
Get to Know Our Teacher Finalists: Meet Chelsea Pruitt Get to Know Our Teacher Finalists: Meet Chelsea Pruitt    "Do one thing every day that makes you happy."... More detail
Get to Know Our Finalists: Meet Mark Peterson Get to Know Our Finalists: Meet Mark Peterson Mark Peterson of Algonquin is in his sixth year of teaching... More detail
Get to Know Our Teacher Finalists: Meet Amanda McCallister Get to Know Our Teacher Finalists: Meet Amanda McCallister Amanda McCallister “Changed my mindset to believe I can... More detail
Get to Know Our Teacher Finalists: Meet Melissa Wolf Get to Know Our Teacher Finalists: Meet Melissa Wolf Melissa Wolf of Roscoe has been teaching theater arts at her... More detail
Get to Know Our Teacher Finalists: Meet Jean Chambers Get to Know Our Teacher Finalists: Meet Jean Chambers Jean Chambers of Rockton is in her 21st year as an English... More detail
Get to Know Our Finalists: Meet Daniel Foster Get to Know Our Finalists: Meet Daniel Foster Daniel Foster of Roscoe has been a band teacher at Belvidere... More detail
Get to Know Our Teacher Finalists: Meet Jessica Gerrond Get to Know Our Teacher Finalists: Meet Jessica Gerrond Jessica Gerrond of Rockford has 22 years of teaching experience,... More detail
Get to Know Our Finalists: Meet Jeff Pettera Get to Know Our Finalists: Meet Jeff Pettera For 32 years, Jeff Pettera of Rockford has been teaching at... More detail
Get to Know Our Teacher Finalists: Meet Jennifer Osar Get to Know Our Teacher Finalists: Meet Jennifer Osar Jennifer Osar of Cherry Valley teaches math to students in... More detail
Get to Know Our Teacher Finalists: Meet Candice Cortese Get to Know Our Teacher Finalists: Meet Candice Cortese Candice Cortese of DeKalb is in her 14th year of teaching math... More detail
Get to Know Our Teacher Finalists: Meet Flori Zeqiri Get to Know Our Teacher Finalists: Meet Flori Zeqiri Flori Zeqiri of Rockford teaches 7th grade Social Studies at... More detail
Get to Know Our Teacher Finalists: Meet Jeremy Edwards Get to Know Our Teacher Finalists: Meet Jeremy Edwards “I teach Biology but the students are learning so much... More detail
Get to Know Our Teacher Finalists: Meet Betsy Young Get to Know Our Teacher Finalists: Meet Betsy Young Have you had a teacher mark the birthdays of all her students... More detail
Get to Know Our Teacher Finalists: Meet Rob Ullrich Get to Know Our Teacher Finalists: Meet Rob Ullrich To Rob Ullrich of Rockford, “commitment in education... More detail
Get to Know Our Finalists: Meet Stephanie Valderrama Get to Know Our Finalists: Meet Stephanie Valderrama Stephanie Valderrama of South Beloit, is in her fifth year... More detail
Get to Know Our Teacher Finalists: Meet Ashley Boyer Get to Know Our Teacher Finalists: Meet Ashley Boyer “Not only did Mrs. Boyer contribute to my academic excellence,... More detail
NOMINATE AN OUTSTANDING PRINCIPAL NOMINATE AN OUTSTANDING PRINCIPAL Golden Apple Foundation has partnered with the family of Sunil... More detail
NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR JAN JONES SERVICE AWARD NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR JAN JONES SERVICE AWARD The Golden Apple Foundation Jan Jones Service Award is named... More detail
Congratulations to the 2019 Golden Apple Finalists! Congratulations to the 2019 Golden Apple Finalists! Golden Apple Foundation is pleased to announce the names of... More detail
Congratulations to the 2019 Golden Apple Award Nominees Congratulations to the 2019 Golden Apple Award Nominees During the past month, parents, students and community members... More detail

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