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The Golden Apple Foundation is one of the things that makes the Rockford area great. They've been recognizing excellent teachers in the area for 20 years. You can find a complete list of this years nominees here. 

Here's a list of this year's winners. Congrats to all.

Thomas Freesmeier

  • Harlem Middle School - 8th Grade Social Studies


Linda Julian

  • Willowbrook Middle School - 5-8 Choir, 7th Grade Speech, General Music

Sarah Schaefer

  • Roosevelt Community Education Center - 10-12 Enviro, Earth, Biology, Robotic Integrated Algebra-Based Physics

Julie Thomas

  • Harlem High School - 10-12 Spanish

Jared Young

  • Belvidere North High School - 9-12 Business





P.S. The Harlem grad in me would like to point out that District 122 secured 40% of this year's Golden Apples. Go Huskies!!

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