ROCKFORD (WREX) — 13 WREX along with the Golden Apple Foundation is excited to announce the 20 finalists for the 2018-19 Golden Apple Awards.
Hundreds of teachers were nominated and now committees have narrowed down the finalists. All of these teachers across Winnebago and Boone counties are so deserving of the honor.
The finalists are:
Ashley Boyer at North Boone Middle School.
Jean Chambers at Hononegah Community High School
Candice Cortese at Hononegah Community High School
Jeremy Edwards at Belvidere High School
Daniel Foster at Belvidere High School
Jessica Gerrond at East High School
Michael Manke at Rockford Christian Middle School
Amanda McCallister at Roosevelt Community Education Center
Sheila Morrall at Belvidere South Middle School
Amanda Newmes at Belvidere North High School
Jennifer Osar at Harlem High School
Mark Peterson at Auburn High School
Jeff Pettera at Christian Life
Molly Priest at Eisenhower Middle School
Chelsea Pruitt at Harlem Middle School
Rob Ullrich at North Boone Middle School
Stephanie Valderrama at RESA
Melissa Wolf at Guilford High School
Betsy Young at Harlem Middle School
Flori Zegiri at Harlem Middle School
All of us at 13 WREX want to send a big congratulations to all of the finalists and to all of the nominees recognized this year. These finalists will be observed by trained community volunteers on multiple occasions and their classrooms starting in January through February.
Five teachers will receive the prestigious Golden Apple Award in a surprise classroom presentations that will be featured on 13 WREX.