Members of The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools Friday announced six teachers who are the 2014 recipients of the Golden Apple.
Some 3,000 nominations were received, 367 educators completed the application, 100 were designated as Teachers of Distinction, 30 were declared finalists and the foundation has named its six Golden Apple Teachers for 2014.
The teachers who were surprised Friday with members of the foundation with Marshall T. Bower, president and CEO of The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, on hand, along with the schools' principal and others from the foundation, marched into individual teachers' rooms at the different schools.
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Kevin Black, left, receives a Golden Apple from Marshall T. Bower, president and chief executive officer of The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools.
The presentation of a Golden Apple included teachers:
- Kevin Black, Lehigh Senior High: Black has been teaching a total of seven years, all of them in Lee County. He is currently teaching World History, Pre AP World History and AP World History to 10th graders at Lehigh Senior High School.
- Khrystine Bosland, Bayshore Elementary
- Sara Kohlhauff, Pinewoods Elementary
- Joseph Mallon, Island Coast High
- Master Sgt. (ret) Patrick Miller, Mariner High
- Timothy Schnabel, Trafalgar Middle School
The Golden Apple Banquet will be held on April 11 to honor the Golden Apples.
Golden Apple recipients receive a $3,000 cash award; a custom designed Gold Apple and Gold Apple lapel pin, created by Mark Loren Designs; membership in the Academy of Teachers; and invitation to Collegium for the Advancement of Education.
The Golden Apple's school receives a $500 award to be used in the classroom.