Two National-Louis alumni receive
2010 Rockford Golden Apple Awards
Two National-Louis University (NLU) alumni—Cindy Adami and Shannon Anderson—were among this year’s five recipients of the 2010 Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Teaching from the Golden Apple Foundation of Rockford, IL. The Rockford-based Golden Apple Foundation recognizes and supports excellence in education.
Cindy Adami received her Master of Education degree from NLU in 1988. She teaches second grade at Brookview Elementary School in Rockford. Shannon Anderson received her Master of Education degree from NLU in 2006. She teaches kindergarten at Prairie Hill Elementary School in South Beloit, IL.
“We are very proud of Cindy Adami and Shannon Anderson for receiving this wonderful honor,” said Nivine Megahed, Ph.D., president of National-Louis University. “While this is their accomplishment, it is also a terrific reflection of National-Louis University’s commitment to excellence in teacher preparation. We, along with the Golden Apple Foundation of Rockford, IL, applaud them.”
These celebrated Pre-K through 5th grade teachers were among 20 finalists representing the public and non-public school districts of Winnebago and Boone County. They were welcomed to the 14th Annual Golden Apple Banquet last month, where each was honored and presented with a cash award and a professional development stipend from Golden Apple Foundation, a desktop computer for their classroom from Rockford Computers for Schools, computer software compliments of Micrograms and Entre Computer Solutions, a personal laptop compliments of Supplycore, and the Terry Ingrassia Professional Development Scholarship at Rockford College. They will also be inducted into the Golden Apple Teacher Academy.
"We are proud to again recognize graduates of National-Louis University with the Golden Apple Award for excellence in teaching in 2010," said Lori Berkes-Nelson, executive director, Golden Apple Foundation of Rockford.
To see a complete list of NLU’s Golden Apple recipients, please visit http://www.nl.edu/goldenapple/.