I felt like a winner for just being nominated back in December by Carol Broos, a recently retired music teacher and Golden Apple Award winner 2008, who found my website and was impressed by the things I was doing with my students.
I'm completely stunned to find that I'm a finalist. This is really an honor when you consider their were over 500 nominations from across the state this year. They narrowed the nominations down to 32 finalists (press release listing all 32 finalists).
Next step is a site visit with interviews of students, parents, teachers, and myself. They only award the GOLDEN APPLE to 10 teachers each year based on these visits.
If you would like to share your thoughts about Dryden's Art Program please post a sticky on my Wallwisher page HERE.