- About Golden Apple
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"A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops."
— Henry B. Adams
"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."
— William Butler Yeats
"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."
— Albert Einstein
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
— Nelson Mandela
"Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another."
— G.K. Chesterton
Golden Apple Foundation believes that strong leadership in schools promotes excellence in teaching. Outstanding principals inspire outstanding teachers and create a positive learning environment essential to the culture of every successful school.
The family of Sunil Puri has partnered with Golden Apple Foundation to recognize exceptional principals each year with the Puri Family Outstanding Principal Award. Thanks to the generous award sponsorship from the Puri family, selected principals receive $1,500 to be used in their school and $500 in Volcano Falls gift certificates to reward excellent students.
All Winnebago and Boone county public and ISBE-recognized non-public school teachers, administrators and parents are encouraged to nominate a principal they consider worthy of this prestigious award. Nominated principals exemplify best practices and leadership abilities according to the following criteria:
The recipient of the award is notified through a surprise presentation in their school and is recognized at the annual banquet.