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2016-2017 Golden Apple Award Winners Announced

Today has been a truly wonderful day in Collier County Public Schools! Champions For Learning surprised some of our phenomenal teachers in their classrooms, presenting each with a Golden Apple award. Congratulations to our 2016-17 Golden Apple recipients:


  • Stacy Smith, Palmetto Ridge High School
  • Anne Fredette, Lorenzo Walker Technical College
  • Maria LaRocco, Sabal Palm Elementary School
  • Ashley Heirls, Highlands Elementary School
  • Amanda McCoy, Manatee Middle School
  • Joanna Campanile & Janell Matos, Poinciana Elementary School


In addition to the many celebratory activities, thanks to Suncoast Credit Union Foundation, the Golden Apple award includes a $5,000 grant for each recipient to expand, adapt, and build on their best practices. It’s always exciting to see the amazing things that will take place in the classrooms thanks to this generous gift.


Congratulations, once again, to all our Golden Apple Teachers and this much-deserved recognition!