ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — They teach business, drama, Spanish and world history at public and private schools around the state.
They are among the seven teachers recognized as outstanding in their field this year by the Golden Apple Foundation of New Mexico, which has been giving out the awards since 1996.
Teachers are nominated by peers, students, administrators, parents and community members, and are picked based on essays and classroom observations. The winners get $1,500, a computer donated by Intel Corp. and $4,000 toward their professional development plans.
Among this year’s crop is a brother and sister who teach at Albuquerque High. Furthermore, both Sherry Lober and Eric Strauss teach business.