Nominations now open for the 16th annual Golden Apple Awards
Nominations are now open for the 16th annual Golden Apple Awards, honoring outstanding teachers in public and private schools in Albemarle County and Charlottesville City. One winner will be selected from each school. Each award recipient will receive a Golden Apple and gift certificates from local businesses. Additionally, eight winners will receive $1,000 Golden Apple Grants, which can be used for classroom materials or to support the recipient’s professional development. Nominations will be accepted through February 2, 2017!
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Deb Collins, Lisa "DeeDee" Jones, Receive State Education Awards
Debora Collins, the executive director of student learning, has received the 2016 Curriculum Leader Award from the Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (VASCD). Lisa “DeeDee” Jones, Cale's principal, is the 2016 recipient of the association's Impact Award for Central Virginia Region 5. The association is comprised of over 1,200 teachers, administrators, and higher education faculty. Its mission is to advance excellence in teaching, learning and leadership through proactive and innovative programming that ensures lifelong learning..
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Stephen Koleszar is Education Advocate of the Year
Albemarle County School Board member Stephen Koleszar was presented with the Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) Advocate for Education Award. This award recognizes school board members who have demonstrated significant and outstanding leadership, commitment, and contribution to public education that has had an impact on their region and the Commonwealth, and who have shown active involvement in local, state, and federal advocacy on behalf of their division, VSBA, and public education. This is the second year the award has been presented.
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Albemarle County Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Pamela R. Moran, has received the 2016 Administrator of the Year Award from the Virginia Music Educators Association (VMEA). VMEA selects an administrator of the year based upon “documented evidence that the nominee has been a major factor towards the success of a music program.”
Example of ACPS Musical Excellence:
The AHS Jazz Band performing "Four"
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The on-time graduation rate for Albemarle County Public Schools’ 2015-16 senior class was 95 percent, again exceeding state and national averages, which were 91 and 82 percent, respectively. Albemarle County students continued to graduate at a higher on-time rate than the statewide average for every one of the nation’s 50 states.
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WINA interview with Dean Tistadt»