ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Seven New Mexico high school teachers have been selected from among scores of their peers to receive the prestigious Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching.
“One of the great lessons of this process is that excellent teaching is happening everywhere in New Mexico,” said Golden Apple Foundation of New Mexico Executive Director Brian O’Connell in a statement. “There are many more amazing teachers in our state than people commonly understand. Having said that, these Golden Apple recipients and Teachers of Distinction are truly exceptional. The impacts they have on their students and their communities are profound.”
The award — given every year since 1996 to seven outstanding recipients — recognizes that teaching excellence is the most important in-school factor in students’ academic success, organizers said in a news release. (Look for full coverage of this story on the education page of the Journal Monday.)