The Golden Apple is awarded by nomination from peers and distinguishes one outstanding educator in each of the Eau Claire Area School District schools. The Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation partners with generous area businesses to honor and recognize exceptional service in the schools.
Business Sponsored Grants:
• Each honoree is awarded with $500 in unrestricted grant funding to use in their classrooms or buildings in any way they choose. The only requirement is that the funds must be used to impact students.
• Each school is also awarded a $500 grant to their Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation Fund For Today, which the principal can use for the school’s greatest needs.
2019 Golden Apple Program
2019 Honorees and Sponsors
Congratulations to our 2019 Golden Apple Award Honorees and thank you for your incredible work with our students. We are fortunate and grateful for your service to our students, families, schools and community! Many thanks to the generous businesses who sponsored our honorees and support our schools.
Chippewa Valley Montessori Charter School honors Betsy Lindholm, associate II
Sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System
DeLong Middle School honors Dustin Hayes, special education teacher
Sponsored by C & M Home Builders and Real Estate
Flynn Elementary School honors Heidi Hebert, Title I resource teacher
Sponsored by Marshfield Clinic and Security Health Plan
Lakeshore Elementary School honors Tricia Kwick, special education aide
Sponsored by Sylvan Learning
Locust Lane Elementary School honors Michelle Richards, general school assistant
Sponsored by UW-Eau Claire College of Education and Human Sciences
Longfellow Elementary School honors Meg Nord, media specialist
Sponsored by Kristo Orthodontic Specialists
Manz Elementary School honors Sue Pisani, third-grade teacher
Sponsored by Indianhead Foodservice Distributor
McKinley Charter School honors Nevada Franz, special education assistant
Sponsored by XCel Energy
Meadowview Elementary School honors Brad Chapman, physical education teacher
Sponsored by Student Transit
Memorial High School honors Patty Zwiefelhofer, math teacher
Sponsored by McDonald's Courtesy Corporation
North High School honors Paulette Sampson, literacy coach/reading specialist
Sponsored by Royal Credit Union
Northstar Middle School honors Lynn Christianson, administrative assistant
Sponsored by Wipfli
Northwoods Elementary School honors Heather Bauer, third grade teacher
Sponsored by McDonough Manufacturing Co.
Prairie Ridge Early Learning Center honors Nicole Salter, early childhood teacher
Sponsored by Trust Point Inc.
Putnam Heights Elementary School honors Lindsey Anderson, special education teacher
Sponsored by Marshfield Clinic Health System and Security Health Plan
Robbins Elementary School honors Lisa Pomazal, special education teacher
Sponsored by Ken Vance Motors
Roosevelt Elementary School honors Jeannie Miller, third grade teacher
Sponsored by Charter Bank
Sam Davey Elementary School honors Rachel Schank, second grade teacher
Sponsored by Marine Credit Union
Sherman Elementary School honors Julie Becker, second grade teacher
Sponsored by Market & Johnson
South Middle School honors Johna Stern, art teacher
Sponsored by Northwestern Bank
Many thanks to Bob Gallaher and WEAU for their dedication, time, coverage and service to this great cause; to Sacred Heart Hospital for their gift of design and print services; and to the Eau Claire Area School District for their loyal support of the Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation, and their support of the district faculty and staff!