Golden Apple Award Nominations & Portfolio Packet

Recognize an Outstanding Teacher in Winnebago and Boone County! Teachers are the heart of our community. They nurture our children's inquisitive minds and prepare them for the challenges of the future. They need and deserve our support.

Golden Apple Foundation honors outstanding teachers through the Golden Apple Award process. This program recognizes excellence in teaching and creates a legacy of excellence through the Golden Apple Academy where teachers pass on their skills.

Who is Eligible?

  • Full-time, certified teachers: 6th - 12th grade in 2021-2022
  • Teachers with five years of full-time teaching experience
  • Teachers currently teaching full-time in a public school or ISBE recognized non-public school in Winnebago or Boone County
  • Teachers who teach a group of students in a classroom on a regular basis 
  • Teachers currently in good standing within their district

The deadline to nominate a 6th-12th grade teacher for the 2022 Golden Apple Teacher Award is Thursday, October 14, 2021. 

Who can Nominate?  Click here to nominate a teacher.

  • Students
  • Former Students
  • Parents
  • School Personnel
  • Administrators
  • Residents

Awards to Selected Teachers:

  • Inscribed Golden Apple
  • Recognition at the Golden Apple Awards Celebration
  • Membership in Golden Apple Teacher Academy
  • Cash Award
  • Rockford University scholarship
  • Professional development stipend
  • Laptop computer
Golden Apple Teacher Portfolio Packet 2021-22:  Available in a WORD DOCUMENT
   Coming soon! Portfolio Packet in GOOGLE DOCS.

Golden Apple Selection Process: CLICK HERE.