Out of more than 100 nominations received by parents, students, administrators and colleagues, Chris Overfelt from Arnold R. Burton Technology Center was named the Golden Apple Winner.
“It is a distinct honor to be recognized by peers, students and parents,” said Education Foundation Chairman Brucie Boggs. “It is the mission of the Foundation to support education excellence in the Roanoke County Public Schools and we are very proud of our winners and everyone who was nominated,” Boggs said.
The Roanoke County Public Schools Education Foundations Golden Apple Reception was held on April 23 at the Holiday Inn in Roanoke. The program, conceived in 1994 by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees, recognizes and honors teachers who have made a positive impact on their students.
The three finalists for the Golden Apple award included, Shawn Fortner from Back Creek Elementary, Cindy Curbow from Hidden Valley Middle and Ginger Cromer for the Arnold R. Burton Technology Center.
The Foundation also awards a Green Apple to recognize a nominated teacher who has taught for less than three years. The Green Apple was awarded to Kari Hancock from William Byrd High School. Each finalist received $500 and the Golden Apple Winner received $3,000.
Top Photo: Golden Apple Award winner Chris Overfelt (center) with Arnold R. Burton
Technology Center principal Andy McClung (left) and School Board member
David Wymer (right)
Middle Photo: Arnold R. Burton Technology Center principal Andy McClung, 2008 Golden Apple Award winner Chris Overfelt, 2008 Golden Apple Award finalist Ginger Cromer Superintendent Dr. Lorraine Lange, and School Board member David Wymer at the Golden Apple Reception.
Bottom Photo: Golden Apple finalists Cindy Curbow (left) and Shawn Fortner (right) with
School Board member Drew Barrineau (center).