The Golden Apple Award symbolizes a teacher’s professional excellence, leadership, commitment to Catholic values, and devotion to teaching in Catholic schools.
The Golden Apple Awards Program has been established to honor outstanding individuals who devote their lives to teaching in Catholic Schools. It is our pleasure to announce that the Donahue Family Foundation will again sponsor the 16th Golden Apple Awards Program for our Diocese.
Awardees must be a practicing Catholic, a full time teacher and must have completed a minimum of six full years in the elementary or secondary school at which they currently employed. They must have a Pennsylvania Instructional II certificate and the appropriate catechetical certification. An elementary teacher applicant must be nominated by a teacher, parent, or student and parent. A secondary teacher applicant must be nominated by a student or parent.