Golden Apple teacher awards in Lee County
The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools hit the road on
Thursday, March 12 and surprised the six recipients with the prestigious Golden
Apple Teacher Award for 2020. Golden
Apple sponsors, selection committee and Foundation Board members took part in
shining the spotlight on the outstanding performance these profound teachers do
for the education system and their students.
“Once again, the six
recipients of the prestigious Golden Apple Award are representatives of all the
outstanding educators we have in the School District of Lee County. I can think
of no more important profession than teaching.
The impact of the teaching profession is felt throughout the entire
community and deserves to be applauded,” said Marshall T. Bower, Esq.,
president and CEO of The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools.
The Golden Apple
recipients are chosen after going through an extensive selection process which
began in September with a community-wide invitation to nominate teachers from
The School District of Lee County. The six finalists were selected after
completing a three-step process, which included a blind comprehensive
application, observations in their classroom of their teaching style and skill,
and personal interviews with the Golden Apple Selection Committee.
Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Program was the first major
project funded and developed by The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools,
Recipients of the Golden Apple Teacher Award are normally honored at a black-tie banquet each April. This year’s banquet has been canceled and organizers are looking for an alternative way to honor the recipients. Stay tuned to the foundation’s website for updates. Visit www.leeschoolfoundation.org
The 2020 Golden Apple Teacher recipients:
Jaclyn Baker – Three Oaks Middle
Brittany Camp – Cypress Lake High
Mark Drew – Ida S. Baker High
Jennifer Nargi-Kida – Villas Elementary
Laurie Nelson – Gulf Middle
Nancy Rossi – Gateway Elementary