Nominate a School Leader 

Complete the form below to nominate a Pre-K-12th grade school leader (principal/head of school) in Illinois for the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Leadership, in honor of Stanley C. Golder. For questions of more information, please contact Nellie Quintana.

School Level *
School State *
Submissions are only accepted for teachers within Illinois.
Your Name *
Your Name

Who is eligible?

  • Any Pre-K-12th grade principal, head of school, or leader of a public or non-public school in Illinois is eligible for Golden Apple's Excellence in Leadership Award

  • Candidates must have served as principal or head of school at one or more public or non-public schools for at least five consecutive school years

  • Candidates must have had a significant and sustained positive impact on the school, created a culture of inclusivity, and delivered dramatic student growth

What do award recipients receive?

  • Induction into the esteemed Golden Apple Academy of Educators

  • Recognition on a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) one-hour TV program and livestream marketed to local school communities

  • A cash award of $10,000 with $5,000 going toward the administrator’s professional development and $5,000 to the school for a project of the recipient’s choosing