Golden Apple Foundation and First Midwest Group are pleased to announce our region’s 2016 Assistant Principal selected to participate in the Foundation’s newest program, Investing in Excellence: Assistant Principal Development Program.

Investing in Excellence 2016

We congratulate Renee Schott of Jefferson High School (Rockford Public School District 205) as the 2016 Assistant Principal. As a Jefferson High School Assistant Principal Mrs. Schott’s responsibilities include service as the Assistant Principal of Curriculum, the Principal of Jefferson’s Human & Public Services Academy, the school’s Master Scheduler, and her school’s liaison with Student Services and Alternative Learning department.  Mrs. Schott has been 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 hotel accommodations for four nights.  Upon her return she will conduct a workshop to share what was learned from the experience with education professionals of other schools in the area.

Strong leadership is a skill fundamental to the improvement and maintenance of a positive school culture that facilitates student achievement and faculty motivation.  This is why Golden Apple Foundation partners with area school districts and First Midwest Group to provide one Assistant Principal this unique professional development experience annually to enrich education in our community.

Golden Apple Foundation inspires, celebrates and supports educational excellence in our community.