Partner Resources

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K-12 Partners

Golden Apple partners with school districts or charter operators who value diversity and highly effective teaching - understanding that the combination of the two allows their students to learn, grow, and reach their full potential.  Our model is a long-term solution to recruiting talented teachers who stay.

Why hire a Golden Apple Scholar?

  • Retention. Over 80% of Golden Apple Scholars remain full-time teachers beyond five years, despite the challenging environments in which they work.

  • Mentorship Support. Scholars receive two years of direct support from Golden Apple Mentors.

  • Advanced Preparation. Golden Apple provides cutting-edge instructional approaches that include trauma-informed training, personalized learning and the importance of civic engagement to ensure that Scholars are well-prepared to succeed in some of Illinois’ most challenging schools.

Partner school districts receive:

  • Access to resumes of new and veteran teachers who are seeking employment throughout the state

  • Preferred access to the Golden Apple job board which is only available to Golden Apple Scholars and alumni

  • Scholar placement services

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Scholars may teach at any school-of-need in Illinois, but we are proud to strategically partner with the following school districts:

 

University Partners

The Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Program is proud to partner with over 50 universities in Illinois. Golden Apple is committed to working side-by-side with our university partners to provide Golden Apple Scholars with superior teacher preparation to ensure they are ready to teach in schools-of-need on day one.

Registered Student Organizations are at many universities for students seeking a career in teaching, including Golden Apple Scholar cohorts.

University Partners can contact us via the button below with questions about the Scholars Program, Summer Institute partnerships or other general inquiries.

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Education Nonprofits

Golden Apple partners with leading education nonprofits to enhance the curriculum and pre-service teacher preparation for Scholars.

During Scholar Institutes, education nonprofits partner with us to provide cutting-edge instructional approaches that include trauma-informed training, personalized learning and the importance of civic engagement to ensure that Scholars are well-prepared to succeed in some of Illinois’ most challenging schools.

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