One of the top honors a teacher can receive locally, five Collier County teachers were presented with the Golden Apple Award on Friday.
The award is conferred by Champions for Learning, and in addition to the recognition and a banquet in April, the winning educators are given a grant funded by Suncoast Credit Union.
“The Golden Apple Awards enable us to recognize teachers whose dedication and practices stand above the rest. We hope that the grants will inspire them to continue investing in our students and to develop innovative practices,” said Cindy Helton, executive director of the Suncoast Credit Union Foundation.
GOLDEN APPLE WINNERS
Staci Haralson Barretta, Big Cypress Elementary
Hope Cliff, Sea Gate Elementary
Mary B. Eckard, Highlands Elementary
Dylan Richard Opper, Pinecrest Elementary
Heather Thornton, Gulf Coast High
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