For over 30 years, the Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Teaching & Leadership have honored outstanding educators. The awards honor Pre-K through 12th grade teachers and rotate grade levels each year in the following categories: Pre-K-3rd grade, 4th-8th grade and 9th-12th grade. In addition, the awards honor one or more Pre-K through 12th grade school leaders each year. This year, nominations are being accepted for Illinois high school teachers and Pre-K-12th grade school leaders.

Nominations are due by Saturday, December 15th. Find information for submitting nominations below.