Golden Apple Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of the following seven educators who received a total of $6,000to fund six classroom projects. The teachers will be recognized at the Golden Apple Foundation Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday, December 8, 2015.

                 Project                                                         Teacher(s)            School & Grade         Grant Amt.

“FIRST Robotics Challenge”-engaging Auburn HS students in the design, build, and use of robotics in a team setting.

Lana Daley

Auburn High School


“STEM for Manufacturing”-Students will learn and apply teamwork and STEM skills as they manufacture a 3D printer.

Bruce Kramer

East High School


“Career Readiness for Students with Special Needs”-a program to prepare high school students with special needs for greater self-sufficiency post-high school through hands on job skills building.

David Bardwell

Jefferson High School


“PEACE of Art”- High school students will design, create, and install art work at school and throughout the city on the theme of peace.

Lynn Stockton

Jefferson High School


“Robotics Program”- engaging Roosevelt students in the design, build, and use of robotics in a team setting.

Sarah Schaefer

Roosevelt Community Education Center


“Response to Intervention Program”- Responding to students of varying aptitudes with customized learning interventions.

Elizabeth Hand and Kelli Houghton

Willowbrook Middle School


The projects selected address various crucial learning issues such as STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics), individualized learning interventions, teamwork and community art.  All projects exhibit a focus on creative ways to encourage achievement in a variety of subjects. 

Eisenhower robotics

Golden Apple Foundation opened the application process this fall to enhance the learning of 6th-12th grade students throughout Winnebago and Boone County for projects that would go unfunded under the regular school budget.  Since its inception, Golden Apple Foundation has provided funding to 233 educators for 188 projects totaling over $100,000.  Recipients will be recognized at the 20th Annual Golden Apple Banquet held on Friday, May 6, 2016 at the Radisson Hotel.

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