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Students, parents, faculty and community members are encouraged to express their gratitude to area teachers by nominating one or more teachers for the 2020 Golden Apple Award.

Online nominations can be made at http://goldenappleofrockford.com/goldenapple_nominationform.asp. Paper forms are available in all area schools and participating community sites and can be submitted to Golden Apple Foundation’s office at 5050 E. State St., Rockford, IL 61108.

This year Golden Apple Foundation will award teachers of PreK – 5th grades. To be eligible the nominee must be a teacher in Winnebago or Boone county who teaches a group of students in a classroom on a regular basis. Nominations for the Golden Apple Teacher Awards will be accepted through October 21, 2019. 

For additional information or to display paper nomination forms at your business or organization, contact the Golden Apple Foundation office, at 815-226-4180 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PHOTO: Katherine Koehler is awarded the 2018 Golden Apple Award in her classroom at Ledgewood Elementary. Her students felt like they won too!