2018 Platinum Apple Awards

It is time once again for UTLA’s Annual Platinum Apple Awards for Excellence in Education

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The most qualified people to judge top-notch teachers are their colleagues. That’s the concept behind the UTLA Platinum Apple awards presented each year – given by our own, for our own – recognizing professional achievement.

Educators nominate their colleagues for achievements such as developing an innovative curriculum, or an outstanding educational program, or for exhibiting exemplary instructional techniques.


Nominate today

Each UTLA chapter has the opportunity to nominate and submit the name of a current UTLA member deserving of this award.

The Platinum Apple Committee will review the nominations and using a Rubric will select the final winners.

Please join us in the nomination process…


The winners will be honored on Friday, May 18, 2018 at Taix French Restaurant in Los Angeles, CA.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email psykes@utla.net or call 213.487.5560.


The information & forms for chapter chairs

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awards mantra >>

Unknown, unsung, teachers do the noblest work on earth. They cultivate the tiny seeds of genius that they may blossom forth in all their glory.  They light candles of greatness to dissolve the darkness of ignorance and fear. They are quiet workers building the foundations of tomorrow.

A teacher with this spirit is our greatest servant. They don’t merely fill minds, they free minds. They do more than teach facts, they inspire growth. They do more than teach boys and girls how to make a living, they teach them to live great lives. They don’t teach them what to think, they teach them how to think. They help them to know the world and to live in it as world citizens. 

Such a teacher strives to pass on to their pupils the love of learning. They share with them their knowledge of books and beauty. They strive to cultivate wonder and awareness. They help them to discover themselves and their infinite possibilities. They help them to help themselves. They believe in children!

2017 award winners  >>