Each year our community awards The Golden Apple to outstanding educators who best reflect our commitment to excellence in education. This year Golden Apples will be award to:

• Two elementary teachers
• One middle school teacher
• One high school teacher
• One specialist or administrator
• One support professional (i.e. secretary, aide, custodian)

Community volunteers will choose the award recipients from the greater Billings area accredited schools, including elementary schools whose students attend middle and high school in District 2, and area parochial schools. (Community colleges, colleges and preschools are not included.)
The public is invited to attend the Educator Appreciation Awards Banquet to honor those selected for the Golden Apple Awards on Thursday April 25, 2013, at the Crowne Plaza-Billings. For tickets, please call Shauna Reichelt at the Billings Education Association; (406) 248-9812; before 5 p.m. weekdays. Tickets will be available March 20, 2013 through April 22, 2013.

* 1. Please nominate the outstanding educator and/or support professional of your choice. In two pages or less, describe why your nominee should be selected for the Golden Apple Award, reflecting our community’s commitment to excellence in education. Give examples of how this nominee:

1. Takes the “extra step” to help students learn;
2. Is a role model or mentor;
3. Affects you or someone you know personally

You may also add why you think this person stands out among others as an educator within our community and/or anything else that you believe this selection committee should take into consideration that hasn’t already been asked.

* 2. Nominee Name

* 3. School

* 4. Grade and/or position

* 5. Your name

* 6. Your phone number

* 7. Your address

Nomination deadline is Thursday, February 28, 2013. Applications must be complete to be accepted.