Comings & Goings: Golden Apples for CPS

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Four CPS educators have won the Golden Apple Award for excellence in
teaching from the Golden Apple Foundation. The award is given to 10
teachers in the Chicago metro area. The teachers are Melissa Hooker, a music teacher at Mayer Elementary; Maria Hernandez, a bilingual 3rd-grade teacher at Ruiz Elementary; Gloria Moyer, a teacher of visually-impaired students in preschool through 3rd grade at Otis Elementary; and Jennifer Phares, a 1st-grade teacher at Bright Elementary.

Four CPS educators have won the Golden Apple Award for excellence in teaching from the Golden Apple Foundation. The award is given to 10 teachers in the Chicago metro area. The teachers are Melissa Hooker, a music teacher at Mayer Elementary; Maria Hernandez, a bilingual 3rd-grade teacher at Ruiz Elementary; Gloria Moyer, a teacher of visually-impaired students in preschool through 3rd grade at Otis Elementary; and Jennifer Phares, a 1st-grade teacher at Bright Elementary. Golden Apple winners receive a tuition-free spring term at Northwestern University, a $3,000 cash prize, a personal computer from IBM, and membership in the Golden Apple Academy of educators. The award is given to teachers in a different grade span each year; this year, the award is for preschool and primary grade teachers. Find out more about Golden Apple here.