Outstanding principals inspire outstanding teachers and create a positive learning environment essential to the culture of every successful school.  Nominate your favorite Elementary School Principal for the 2016 Puri Family Outstanding Principal Award!

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The recipient of the 2016 award will be an Elementary 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 2016 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. The selected recipient will be surprised in his/her school with the award and recognized at the 20th Annual Golden Apple Banquet on Friday, May 6, 2016 at the Radisson Hotel.  Recognition of a Secondary School principal will occur in 2017.

Nomination forms are available in Winnebago and Boone County Elementary Schools, online by clicking HERE, or call the Golden Apple Foundation office at 226-4180.  Nominations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 5, 2016.  Mail nominations to Golden Apple Foundation, 5050 E. State St., Rockford, IL 61108-2393, fax to 394-5014, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more information, contact Kristina Reuber at 815-226-4180.