Lehigh teacher is one of six Golden Apple recipients | News, Sports, Jobs

Nathan Buehler

The Lee County Public School Foundation was out last Friday and surprised the six recipients – including one from Lehigh – with the prestigious Golden Apple Teacher Award.

Golden Apple sponsors, the selection committee, and the Board of Trustees participated in highlighting the excellence of these profound teachers for the education system and their students.

“The six recipients of the prestigious Golden Apple Award are again representatives of all the outstanding educators we have in the Lee County school district. I can’t think of a more important job than teaching. The impact of the teaching profession is felt across the community and deserves applause. “ Marshall T. Bower, Esq., President and CEO of the Lee County Public Schools Foundation, said in a press release announcing the awardees.

Honored teachers are Jamie Ayres – Cape Coral High School, Bryan Williams – Mariner High School, Nathan Buehler – Mirror Lakes Elementary School, Joseph Camputaro – Sanibel School, Melissa Holland – Tanglewood Elementary School and Marylin Prysi – Villas Elementary School.

Golden Apple recipients are selected through an extensive selection process that began in September with a community-wide invitation to nominate teachers from the Lee County School District. The six finalists were selected after completing a three-step process that included a blind full application, observations of their teaching style and skills in their classroom, and face-to-face interviews with the Golden Apple Selection Committee. The Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Program was the first major project funded and developed by the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc.

Golden Apple Teacher Award recipients will be honored on Friday June 18 at 5:30 p.m. as part of a Black Tie affair at the Caloosa Sound Convention Center & Amphitheater

About the Lee County Public School Foundation:

The Lee County Public Schools, Inc. Foundation is a private 501 (c) 3 organization founded in 1986. Their mission is to improve and enrich the quality of Lee County’s public education for students and educators through programs, resources, and experiences made possible through corporate, individual, and educational partnerships. GuideStar classifies the foundation as a platinum 4-star charitable organization. Find us online at www.leeschoolfoundation.org, on Twitter @FoundationLCPS and on Facebook.

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