2020 Golden Apple Excellence in Education Nomination Form

The Portage County Business Council’s Partners in Education Committee seeks to recognize teachers who have made significant contributions to education and work with future leaders. The Golden Apple Award is given annually to a teacher who exemplifies creativity, enthusiasm, commitment and development of a positive learning environment. The selected recipient and all nominees will be recognized at PCBC’s Creative Excellence Awards Breakfast on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Nominations are due by Monday, March 16, 2020.

Who is eligible? Nominees must be a Pre-K to 12th grade teacher from a public or private school in Portage County (WI) with at least one year of teaching in their current district. Nominees for this award should exhibit innovative teaching strategies, demonstrate enthusiasm and vitality in teaching, and inspire students to learn. Nominees should go above and beyond in their role, supporting students and fellow educators.

Who can submit a nomination? Anyone can nominate a teacher for the award; a student, a parent, fellow teacher or community member. An individual may nominate only one person for the award. Nominations may include optional letters of support from other parents, colleagues, students, former students, etc. These letters should describe the attributes that the nominee possesses that make him/her an outstanding teacher.

Nomination Instructions: Complete this nomination form in its entirety to allow the Partners in Education Committee to make an award decision. Please answer at least two of the four detail questions based on your knowledge of the nominee. Nominees will be judged on their creativity, enthusiasm, and commitment to education and their ability to provide a positive learning environment. Optional letters of support will help to provide the committee with greater insight into the nominees work.

Please email any supporting documentation (i.e.: letters of support, recommendations) for this nomination to Kayla Rombalski, Director of Talent Development at talent@portagecountybiz.com. Contact Kayla with any questions by email or phone at 715-344-1940.
Part 1: Nominator Information (You!)

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* Contact Details

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* Relationship to Nominee

Part 2: Nominee Information

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* Nominee's Contact Details

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* Nominee's School District

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* Nominee's School & Role (grade or subject taught):

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* How long has the nominee been teaching or in education? (if known)

Part 3: Nomination Narrative
Please be as descriptive as possible in answering the following questions. 

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* Why should this teacher receive the Golden Apple Award?

Additional Nominee Information: 
Based on your knowledge of the nominee, please answer at least two of the remaining four questions.

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* 1.  In what ways does this teacher use innovation and creativity in their classroom and/or teaching strategies?

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* 2. How does this teacher demonstrate enthusiasm for their subject matter?

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* 3. How does this teacher inspire their students to learn and achieve?

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* 4. What does this teacher do to go “above and beyond” outside of their classroom; In their school or in their community?

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