Three National-Louis alumni receive 2010 Golden Apple Teacher of Distinction AwardsThree National-Louis University (NLU) alumni—Yolanda Sanchez, Mike DiMatteo and Michael Pond—were among this year’s 20 Chicago-area recipients of the Golden Apple Teacher of Distinction Awards from the Chicago-based Golden Apple Foundation. The 2010 Teacher of Distinction awards were given to Golden Apple Award finalists whose superior teaching work was noted by the selection committee. Teachers of Distinction are recognized for their distinguished contribution to teaching and are asked to participate in Golden Apple programs. The honorees, all high school teachers, were selected from a pool of 562 nominees.
Yolanda Sanchez received her Master of Arts in Teaching degree from NLU in 2009. She teaches at Benito Juarez Academy in Chicago. Mike DiMatteo received his Master of Education degree from NLU in 1991. He teaches at Hinsdale Central High School in Hinsdale, IL. Michael Pond received his Master of Arts in Teaching degree from NLU in 2007. He teaches at Lindblom Math & Science Academy in Chicago.
“The 20 outstanding educators we’re honoring as Teachers of Distinction this year all exemplify excellence in classroom leadership. We look forward to their contributions to the mission and programs of Golden Apple,” said Golden Apple President and CEO Dominic Belmonte.
To see a complete list of NLU’s Golden Apple recipients, please visit http://www.nl.edu/goldenapple/.