16 NM teachers named as finalists for the Golden Apple Award - Albuquerque Journal

16 NM teachers named as finalists for the Golden Apple Award

Sixteen teachers are finalists for the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching, which honors outstanding teachers for helping students learn, think and create. (Golden Apple Foundation Of Nm)

Sixteen teachers from eight different communities across New Mexico are being recognized as finalists for the 2020 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Seven award recipients from this group will be selected through a rigorous process that includes site visits from selection committee members over the next several weeks.

“Teachers matter so much to our communities, and there are great ones working hard all across New Mexico,” Golden Apple Executive Director Brian O’Connell said in a statement. “The Golden Apple Award sends a profound message to teachers that their work is important and that the community appreciates them. We can’t wait to visit these schools and meet these incredible educators.”

This year 88 teachers were nominated from 26 different New Mexico cities and towns.

Recipients of the award receive several benefits, including induction into the Golden Apple Academy of Fellows, a generous professional development fund, and a cash prize, organizers said in a news release.

The finalists are:

Olivia Casaus, Cuba High

Jay Clack, Capital High in Santa Fe

Sherry Copeland, Hot Springs High School in Truth or Consequences

Shantel Dixon, Capital High in Santa Fe

Lisa Ehlers McCuller, Arrowhead Park Early College High and Medical Academy in Las Cruces

Lesha Harenberg, Eldorado High in Albuquerque

Stephanie Mitchell, Los Alamos High

Hope Montoya-Encinias, New Mexico Connections Academy

Carman Moon, Capital High in Santa Fe

Michael Nair, School on Wheels High in Albuquerque

Richard Pitman, Santa Fe High

Murray Ray, Las Cruces High

Elgenia “Jeanie” Stark, Del Norte High in Albuquerque

Elizabeth Tafoya, Moreno Valley High in Angel Fire

David Ubinger, Chaparral High in Chaparral

Unna Valdez, Sandia High in Albuquerque

The seven eventual awardees will be recognized at the Golden Apple Tribute to Teacher Excellence in Albuquerque on April 3, 2020.

 


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