ILLINOIS (WCIA) — Two Central Illinois teachers are among 30 educators selected as finalists for the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching.
In a highly competitive process, the 30, representing just 4% of a record-setting 732 nominations received from 64 counties, include teachers who influence students with significant, positive, lasting impacts on their lives.
Jennifer Smith is an 8th grade science teacher at Monticello Middle School, in Monticello; Gina Romer is a 7th/8th grade social-emotional learning, English language arts teacher at Ulysses S. Grant Middle School, in Springfield. All award finalists will be honored at the Golden Apple Celebration of Excellence in Teaching & Leadership in St. Charles, Illinois on February 22. The 2020 Golden Apple Award recipients will be notified in the spring with surprise visits at their schools.
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