The Recipients of the 2019 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 8, 2019) – The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools hit the road on Friday, March 8th, 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 2019 Golden Apple Teacher Recipients:

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.

Recipients of the Golden Apple Teacher Award will be honored at a black-tie affair held at the Hyatt Regency at Coconut Point on Friday, May 3, at 5:30 p.m. The banquet will be broadcasted via NBC@ on Sunday, May 11th at 7:00 p.m. Tickets for the Golden Apple Banquet can be purchased for $160 per person by contacting the Foundation office at 239-337-0433

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 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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