The Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Program’s 2012-13 Teachers of Distinction were announced today in surprise classroom visits to their schools. These teachers will continue in the Golden Apple Selection process and from this group, six (6) teachers will be selected to receive a Golden Apple.
The Golden Apple teachers along with the Teachers of Distinction will be honored at the 23rd Annual Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers presented by Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union Foundation on May 10, 2013. This year’s celebration is a dinner, hosted by The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club.
Golden Apple continues to be one of those ways Champions For Learning fulfills its mission by bringing our community together around the value we collectively place on the impact that teachers have on student learning.
Media partners WINK-TV and Naples Daily News have supported this teacher recognition program since its inception and thanks to their support, Champions For Learning will be able to share this story of the impact of teachers. Additional support for the teachers is provided by the Mary Ingram Fund of the Columbus Foundation.
Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union Foundation, presenting sponsor of Golden Apple, is funded entirely by the Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union, and 100 percent of funds are contributed to organizations and initiatives that assist children in the communities Suncoast Schools FCU serves.
On January 23rd, the new Teachers of Distinction will be recognized at the McDonald’s Breakfast sponsored by Adams & O’Reilly.
2012-2013 Teachers of Distinction
Susan K. Alger Laurel Oak Elementary School
Sherry Ashley Lely Elementary School
Tara L. Barr Lorenzo Walker Technical High
Khris Betten-Jutasi Lorenzo Walker Technical High
Krista Clayton Manatee Elementary School
Donna E. Cornwell Lake Trafford Elementary
Maria Ferro Calusa Park Elementary
Jeni Fletcher Big Cypress Elementary School
Brooke Hale Sabal Palm Elementary
Catherine Hunt Lely High School
Caroline Hylemon Gulf Coast High School
Andrew Klatzkow Corkscrew Elementary
Shirley Jean Kucera Osceola Elementary School
Leslie Mahan Corkscrew Middle School
Deborah Marino Sea Gate Elementary
Kristin Merrill Poinciana Elementary
Sarah B. Nick Golden Gate Elementary
Rayna Marie Overmyer Laurel Oak Elementary School
Donna Payne Sabal Palm Elementary
Darlene Pellechia Golden Gate Elementary
Bonnie Tucker Pinkerton Oakridge Middle School
Yudelka (Judy) Ramirez Eden Park Elementary
Katy Rogers Calusa Park Elementary
Naomi Rothring Naples High School
Cindy Sans Pinecrest Elementary
Stephanie R. Scott Pine Ridge Middle
Christine Sobczak Laurel Oak Elementary School
Sarah I. Strahan Corkscrew Middle School
Lisa Trupiano Poinciana Elementary
David Ware Mike Davis Elementary
Kathleen Weitzel Naples Park Elementary