Platinum Apple Awards

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2018 Platinum Apple Videos

Winners speak from classroom

The 10 award winners include:

Martiza Vallejo Ferrandiz
Vine Street. EL
 
Ebony Batiste
YES Academy EL
 
Sandy Koga
Second Street ES

 
Andrew Moinar
Miguel Contreras Academic Leadership Community School
 
Shinkai Karazai
Palms EL
 
Kathy Her
El Camino Real Charter HS
 
Elizabeth Sussman
Broadway EL
 
David Zavala
Fulton College Prep School
 
DeAnna Steidl
Olive Vista MS
Claire Keating
UCLA Community School

 

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2019 Platinum Apple Awards Dinner

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NEW DATE: Friday, May 17, 2019

Location: TBD

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.

 

Nomination Process

Nominate today

Each year, 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. Check back in 2019 for new nomination forms.

 

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

 

Previous Platinum Apple Awards

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  >>