At Golden Apple Foundation of New Mexico, catalyzing teaching excellence through recognition, professional development, and community engagement are the most important things we do. In addition, our community of amazing educators takes their role in the health and safety of our community very seriously. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, and keeping with the New Mexico State Department of Health recommendations, we have postponed the Golden Apple Tribute to Teacher Excellence. We thank you for your understanding, and look forward to celebrating the 2020 Golden Apple Recipients and Teachers of Distinction at a later date.
The 2020 Excellence in Teaching Tribute Luncheon on April 3, 2020 where seven high school teachers will be honored as Golden Apple Excellence in Teaching Award recipients.
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2020 Excellence in Teaching Award
Shantel Dixon, Capital High School, Santa Fe Public Schools
Lesha Dawn Harenberg, Eldorado High School, Albuquerque Public Schools
Hope Montoya-Encinias, New Mexico Connections Academy
Carman Moon, Capital High School, Santa Fe Public Schools
Richard Pitman, Santa Fe High School, Santa Fe Public Schools
Elgenia “Jeanie” Stark, Del Norte High School, Albuquerque Public Schools
David Ubinger, Chaparral High School, Gadsden Independent Schools
2020 Teachers of Distinction
Olivia Casaus, Cuba High School, Cuba Independent Schools
Jay Clack, Capital High School, Santa Fe Public Schools
Sherry Copeland, Hot Springs High School, Truth or Consequences Municipal Schools
Lisa Ehlers McCuller, Arrowhead Park Early College High School and Medical Academy, Las Cruces Public Schools
Stephanie Mitchell, Los Alamos High School, Los Alamos Public Schools
Michael Nair, Albuquerque High School, Albuquerque Public Schools
Murray “Tony” Ray, Las Cruces High School, Las Cruces Public Schools
Elizabeth Tafoya, Moreno Valley High School, Cimarron Public Schools
Unna Valdez, Sandia High School, Albuquerque Public Schools
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