Golden Apple 2020 Recipients Announced

For Immediate Release:

March 12, 2020, Eastern Daylight Time

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The Recipients of the 2020 Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Award Are Announced

The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools Surprise Six Teachers with the Golden Apple Award


FORT MYERS, FL (March  12, 2020) –   The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools hit the road on Thursday March 12th, and surprised the six recipients with the prestigious Golden Apple Teacher Award.  Golden Apple sponsors, selection committee , and Foundation Board members took part in shining the spotlight on the outstanding performance these profound teachers do for the education system and their students.


“Once again, the six recipients of the prestigious Golden Apple Award are representatives of all the outstanding educators we have in the School District of Lee County. I can think of no more important profession than teaching.  The impact of the teaching profession is felt throughout the entire community and deserves to be applauded,” said Marshall T. Bower, Esq., President and CEO of The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools.


The 2020 Golden Apple Teacher Recipients:

Brittany Camp – Cypress Lake High

Jaclyn Baker – Three Oaks Middle

Mark Drew – Ida S. Baker High

Jennifer Nargi-Kida- Villas Elementary

Laurie Nelson- Gulf Middle

Nancy Rossi- Gateway Elementary

















The Golden Apple Recipients are chosen after going through an extensive selection process which began in September with a community-wide invitation to nominate teachers from The School District of Lee County. The six finalists were selected after completing a three-step process, which included a blind comprehensive application, observations in their classroom of their teaching style and skill, and personal interviews with the Golden Apple Selection Committee.

Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Program™ was the first major project funded and developed by The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc.



About The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools: The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc. is a private, 501(c)3 organization established in 1986. Its mission is to enhance and enrich the quality of public education in Lee County for students and educators through programs, resources, and experiences made possible through corporate, individual, and educational partnerships. The Foundation is rated as a Platinum 4-star nonprofit organization by GuideStar. Find us online at, on Twitter @FoundationLCPS, and on Facebook.





Brittany Carroll

Marketing and Development Director



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