20 semifinalists named for Golden Apple Award
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
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Posted Dec 16, 2009 @ 11:05 PM
Last update Dec 17, 2009 @ 12:50 AM
ROCKFORD — The 20 semifinalists have been named for the 2010 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching.
The finalists, pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade teachers from Winnebago and Boone counties, were chosen by a committee of community volunteers.
The teachers will be observed in their classroom on four separate occasions in January and February. They’ll also be interviewed.
The process will culminate with the selection of five Teachers who will receive the prestigious Golden Apple Award in surprise classroom presentations and will be highlighted in a special program produced and aired on WREX-13.
Each Golden Apple teacher will receive a cash award, a professional development stipend, a Rockford College scholarship, a laptop computer compliments of SupplyCore, a desktop computer compliments of Rockford Computers for Schools and computer software compliments of Entre Computer Solutions and Micrograms Software.
The annual Golden Apple Banquet to honor the recipients is April 24.
2010 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching semifinalists
Brookview Elementary School, 2nd grade, Rockford
Prairie Hill Elementary School, kindergarten, South Beloit
St. Peter Cathedral School, 3rd grade, Rockford
St. Rita School, 5th grade, Rockford
Gregory Elementary School, kindergarten-5th grade reading, Rockford
Ledgewood Elementary School, 3rd grade, Roscoe
Windsor Elementary School, 2nd grade, Loves Park
Prairie Hill Elementary School, 4th Grade, South Beloit
Maria Montessori School, pre-kindergarten through kindergarten, Rockford
Marsh Elementary School, 2nd grade, Rockford
Pecatonica Elementary School, 2nd and 3rd grade looping, Pecatonica
McNair Elementary School, 5th grade, Winnebago
Kinnikinnick Elementary School, 4th grade, Roscoe
Blackhawk Elementary School, 5th grade writing and language arts, South Beloit
Durand Elementary School, 2nd grade, Durand
Spring Creek Elementary School, 2nd grade, Rockford
Walker Elementary School, kindergarten, Rockford
Meehan Elementary School, kindergarten-5th grade physical education, Belvidere
Kishwaukee Elementary School, 5th grade, Rockford
Pecatonica Elementary School, 1st grade, Pecatonica