Two D65 teachers nominated for teaching award

Ryan Wangman, Assistant City Editor

Two Chute Middle School teachers were recently chosen as finalists for the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching.

The Evanston/Skokie School District 65 teachers, Cindy Adler and Shannon Dickinson, were among 33 Illinois teachers nominated for the award. Ten will be selected as award winners. Adler teaches art at Chute, and Dickinson teaches language arts.

James Schamber, a teacher at Orrington Elementary School, 2636 Orrington Ave., won the award in 2015, and is the most recent Evanston teacher to win the award.

The final award has been given out to 10 Illinois teachers every year since 1986, when Martin J. Koldyke founded the award to give “excellent teachers” recognition for their contributions to society.

Golden Apple’s mission is to “celebrate outstanding teachers and school leaders and invite those awarded the platform to further our mission.”

An awards ceremony for the Golden Apple recipients will be held Saturday, March 4, at the Hilton Rosemont Chicago O’Hare.

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