Highland Park High School Teacher is Golden Apple Finalist
The Golden Apple Foundation has announced the names of 32 Chicagoland area teachers who are finalists for the prestigious award, including Highland Park High School language teacher Weifang Wang.
Weifang Wang, who teaches Chinese at Highland Park High School, is one of four Lake County teachers to be named a finalist for the 2013 Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Teaching.
Wang is joined as a finalist by fellow District 113 teacher Eugene Chung, who teaches chemistry at Deerfield High School.
Since 1986, Golden Apple has recognized outstanding teachers throughout Illinois each year. This year, 32 Chicagoland educators have been named finalists. Those finalists will participate in a final round of review and observations prior to the announcement of the ten recipients in May.
Each Golden Apple Award recipient receives a tuition-free, spring quarter sabbatical to study at Northwestern University and a $3,000 cash award. Award recipients become Fellows of the Golden Apple Academy of Educators.
"The tenacity and passion that these teachers possess for their classrooms, schools and communities are inspiring. They represent the epitome of excellence in education. We are proud to have them represent Golden Apple’s mission to inspire, develop and support teacher excellence in Illinois," said Dominic Belmonte, President and CEO of Golden Apple.