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Outstanding principals inspire outstanding teachers and create a positive learning environment essential to the culture of every successful school.  Nominate your favorite Middle of High School Principal for the 2013 Puri Family Outstanding Principal Award!

The recipient of the 2013 award will be a Middle or High School Principal from Winnebago or Boone County with at least five years experience as an administrator who best exemplifies leadership abilities in accordance with the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated commitment to positive student achievement and development.
  • Fostered professional growth and leadership development among teachers.
  • Established a positive learning climate.
  • Fostered a sense of community in his or her school.

The principal selected for the 2013 Puri Family Outstanding Principal Award will receive, compliments of the Puri Family, $1,500 cash to be used in his/her school and $500 in Volcano Falls gift certificates to reward excellent students.

All Winnebago and Boone County teachers, administrators, parents and students are encouraged to nominate a Principal they consider worthy of this prestigious award who will be surprised in their school with the award and recognized at the 17th Annual Golden Apple Banquet on Friday, April 26, 2013 at the Radisson Hotel.  Recognition of an Elementary School principal will occur in 2014.

CLICK HERE FOR NOMINATION FORM. Nomination forms are also available in Winnebago and Boone County Middle and High Schools or call the Golden Apple Foundation office at 226-4180.  Each nomination must include a letter of support from a school parent and a letter of support from a school faculty member.Nominations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 7, 2013.  Mail nominations to Golden Apple Foundation, 5050 E. State St., Rockford, IL 61108-2393 or fax to 394-5014.

For more information, contact Kristina Reuber at 226-4180 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.