On October 30, 2018, Golden Apple honored Phyllis Lockett with the Golden Apple Impact Award.Phyllis has been dedicated to transforming education in the U.S. for more than a decade. She is currently the founder and CEO of LEAP Innovations, an organization headquartered in Chicago that connects innovation and education to transform how students learn. LEAP works directly with educators and innovators across the country to pilot, research and scale personalized learning technologies and innovative practices across classrooms and outside learning environments.
The Golden Apple Impact Award is given to the person or organization who most effectively, most positively and most significantly impacts Illinois’ students. The award honors a private individual, company, policy maker, or decision maker who has impacted the lives of many in Illinois through his or her significant, positive engagement in education.
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Proceeds from the event supported the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Program, which prepares highly effective future teachers to succeed in schools-of-need in Illinois. Learn more about our Scholars Program: