Highland Park foundation taking Golden Apple nominations

  • 2019 HPCF Golden Apple Award recipient Patricia Castro of Oak Terrace Elementary School, left, with Sara Sher, right, Golden Apple selection committee chair.

    2019 HPCF Golden Apple Award recipient Patricia Castro of Oak Terrace Elementary School, left, with Sara Sher, right, Golden Apple selection committee chair. Courtesy of Howard Mandel

 
Submitted by G. Mandel
Posted10/8/2019 10:12 AM

The Highland Park Community Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2020 HPCF Golden Apple Award.

Now in its 10th year of honoring excellence within the teaching profession, the Highland Park Community Foundation Golden Apple Award recognizes and celebrates outstanding teachers whose efforts demonstrate the impact that inspiring teaching has on children in the Highland Park/Highwood community.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

"We're thrilled to have the opportunity to honor a deserving educator with the prestigious Highland Park Community Foundation Golden Apple Award," said Sara Sher, HPCF Golden Apple selection committee chair.

"It is our mission, and has been for 10 years, to solicit nominations from the community to award a teacher who has positively impacted the lives of students while guiding them toward academic success and encouraging their potential."

HPCF Golden Apple Award nominations will be accepted for full-time teachers currently working at Highland Park High School in grades 9-12. Nominations are welcome from all community members, including students, parents, colleagues and administrators (nominations by family members and self-nominations are not accepted).

The recipient of this prestigious annual award will receive a $2,000 honorarium, a $500 gift card to the Apple store, and the celebrated HPCF Golden Apple. The teacher who earns the award will also be recognized by the high school and school district as well as honored by the Highland Park Community Foundation.

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Nominations for the 2020 HPCF Golden Apple Award will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12. Application materials will be mailed to each nominated teacher. Teachers must have completed four full years of teaching and have spent most of the his or her time in the classroom teaching grades 9-12 and commit to teaching for a minimum of two additional years in the Highland Park and Highwood community after receiving the award.

For more information regarding the HPFC Golden Apple Award, contact Sara Sher at sarasher@comcast.net. For more information about the Highland Park Community Foundation, visit www.hpcfil.org.

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