Since 1986 the mission of the Foundation has been to enhance the quality of public education in Lee County by increasing community involvement in, and support for, School District of Lee County. A diverse group of local business and community leaders realized that the cornerstone of an economically strong community was a quality public education system. The purpose of every initiative of The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools is to enhance and enrich the quality of public education in Lee County for students and educators.
Teachers are the heart of our school system as they nurture our children’s inquisitive minds and prepare them for the challenges of their future. We invite you to nominate a teacher who exemplifies excellence in teaching.
The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools will honor six outstanding representatives of the teaching profession in Lee County at the 37th Annual Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Banquet. Selected teachers will receive:
The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools is a non-profit charitable education foundation whose mission is to enhance and enrich the quality of public education in Lee County for students and educators. This is accomplished through programs, resources, and experiences made possible through corporate, individual, and educational partnerships.
Outstanding full-time teachers employed by The School District of Lee County (Pre-K through 12th, including career and technical). This includes school counselors, media specialists, technology specialists, coaches, and all special area teachers.
Applicants of the Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Program™ may also apply for a scholarship for one 3-4 hour graduate or undergraduate course at Florida Gulf Coast University and up to $100 for related books. This scholarship will be valid July 1st, 2024 through June 30th, 2025. Scholarships will be awarded prior to the Golden Apple Dinner on Friday, April 19th, 2024.
Only teachers who submit a completed Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Program™ application may apply for this scholarship. Applications must be submitted electronically.
Any full-time teacher(s), school administrators, or district administrators currently employed by the School District of Lee County, including Pre-K, Vocational, Technical, Media Specialists, School Counselors, and Coaches are eligible. While numerous grants may be awarded to teachers from the same school, only one grant will be awarded per qualifying teacher, school, or district department.
STAMP was created to give eligible students the opportunity to achieve success by providing them with resources and mentoring opportunities to help prepare the student for college, technical school, or other post-secondary education. Through mentoring and the help of the Foundation staff, we will assist the student with exploring career opportunities, academic success, and we will provide various resources for college and career preparation. Students will also be able to attend STEM@work events to learn about local businesses.
Resources offered will include, but not be limited to, one on one mentoring, career exploration workshops, financial aid assistance, possible internships, and other valuable resources.
Date application is due: January 31, 2024.
If you have any questions please contact The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools at email@example.com
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