The 2019 Golden Apple Awards is officially open for submissions.
Nominees must be full-time teachers or principals currently working in a public or private primary or high school, either in Grand Cayman, Little Cayman or Cayman Brac.
Past recipients are not eligible for previously won categories but are eligible for a new category.
Nominations can be submitted by students, parents, former students, colleagues and any member of the public who can attest to the nominee’s excellence in education, from the 2018-2019 school year.
There are a total of six categories that outstanding educators can be recognised for: · Primary School Teacher in a Public School · Primary School Teacher in a Private School · High School Teacher in a Public School · High School Teacher in a Private School · Principal in a Public or Private School · Lifetime Achievement Award (please see below additional requirements)
· Must have a served a minimum of 25 years in education, of which 15 should be in the Cayman Islands · Must have made a significant contribution to the improvement of the educational environment · The Lifetime Achievement Award cannot be received posthumously
2018 Golden Apple Award Recipients:
Shakeina Bush (Sir John A. Cumber Primary School) - Primary School Teacher in a Public School
Emily Garvey (St. Ignatius Catholic Primary School) - Primary School Teacher in a Private School
Patrice Douglas-Hanson (John Gray High School) - High School Teacher in a Public School
Coaine Richards (St. Ignatius Catholic High School) - High School Teacher in a Private School
Marcia Rennie (Edna M. Moyle Primary School) - Principal in a Public or Private School
Nimmi Sekhar (Cayman International School) - Lifetime Achievement Award
The ceremony can be seen in its entirety by clicking the video below or by clicking here.