By Terry Dean
Three District 97 elementary school teachers have been nominated for the 2010 Golden Apple Award. The nominees are: Cristina Arroyo, a kindergarten teacher at Irving School; and Lincoln teachers Marvin Childress, a first grade multiage teacher and Elizabeth Chase Vivas, a kindergarten teacher.
The Golden Apple Award recognizes exceptional Chicago area teachers. Instructors are nominated by one or more individuals. Winners are surprised in the classrooms in the spring. The award includes cash and prizes, also an opportunity to futher their education via sabbatical studies.
Previous Golden Apple winners for District 97 include retired P.E. teacher Sandy Noel (2006) and science teacher Seth Baker (2005).