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Mrs. Bartley-Bogard is selected as a 2020 Golden Apple Finalist!

St. Patricia School is proud to announce that Mrs. Bartley-Bogard, who teaches Jr. High Science, Reading, and Religion, has been selected as a 2020 Golden Apple Finalist!

Following a highly competitive process, 30 educators were selected as finalists for the award — just 4% percent of a record-setting 732 nominations received from 64 counties in Illinois. The Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching honors outstanding teachers for their roles in having lasting, positive effects on students’ lives and school communities. Teacher finalists demonstrate — in their teaching and results — significant, positive impact on their students’ growth and learning. Fellow educators, students, parents, and community members nominate teachers for the awards. Teachers may not self-nominate.

We here at St. Patricia already know of Mrs. Bartley-Bogard’s commitment to educating students at the highest level, her passion for learning that inspires others, and her dedication to nurture and grow each student’s individual talents. It is wonderful that Mrs. Bartley-Bogard is now recognized for her hard work! Congratulations to her and best of luck moving forward!

The 2020 Golden Apple Award recipients will be notified in the spring with surprise visits at their schools. Northwestern University, Golden Apple’s partner for more than 30 years, generously provides a Spring Sabbatical to award recipients at no cost. In addition, each Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching recipient receives a $5,000 cash award. Award recipients also become Fellows of the Golden Apple Academy of Educators, a community of educators who support current and future teachers and deepen the learning of students.

Please read the Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic School’s Press Release here: https://schools.archchicago.org/en/news-release/-/article/2020/01/23/release-2020-golden-apple-finalist

For more information on the Golden Apple Award visit https://www.goldenapple.org/celebration


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