Golden Apple Foundation is pleased to offer a unique professional education opportunity for qualifying assistant principals. Strong leadership is a skill fundamental to the improvement and maintenance of a positive school culture that facilitates student achievement and faculty motivation. Golden Apple Foundation offers the Investing in Excellence: Assistant Principal Development Program sponsored by First Midwest Group, Inc. Qualifying assistant principals are invited to apply between now and January 9, 2017.

Qualifying Assistant Principals must:

•           have completed two years of experience as an Assistant Principal;

•           have a maximum of five years of school leadership experience;

•           anticipate becoming a principal within the next two years;

•           be in good standing with his/her district/school;

•           be an Assistant Principal in District 100, 122, 131, 200, 205 or 207.

One Assistant Principal will be selected to attend the New and Aspiring School Leaders Program of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The expenses covered by this program are tuition for the New and Aspiring School Leaders Program, round-trip airfare, and a hotel stay of four nights. Upon the recipient’s return he/she will conduct a workshop to share what he/she learned from the experience with administrators of other schools in the area.

For more information visit contact Jennifer Stark at (815) 226-4180 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

All applications must be received by the Golden Apple Foundation office located in Scarborough Hall, room 9, of Rockford University, 5050 E. State St., Rockford, IL 61108 by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 9, 2017.

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