Adviser Named Golden Apple Finalist
Written by Idea File Staff
Mary Marcotte, yearbook adviser, Fenwick High School, Oak Park, Ill. was recently honored as a finalist for the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching. The award recognizes outstanding teachers and is awarded to 10 Chicagoland area educators annually.
Marcotte earned “alternate winner” status in the competition, placing her in the top half of the 30 finalists named. A total of 1,200 nominations were reviewed by a volunteer selection committee of more than 70 Chicago-area educators and education administrators.
“In the Chicago area, the Golden Apple is a very prestigious award,” Jennifer Curts, Walsworth sales representative, said. “Mary works very hard as a teacher and with her yearbook staff, and is truly deserving of this recognition.”
Founded in 1985 by Chicago venture capitalist Martin J. “Mike” Koldyke, the Golden Apple Foundation is a not-for-profit organization based in Chicago. The Golden Apple promotes excellence in Pre-K-12 education by encouraging and supporting the work of excellent teachers. More information about Golden Apple Foundation programs may be found at www.goldenapple.org