Golden Apple Awards

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Sponsored by Better Living Building Supply and Cabinetry

Nominate your favorite teacher today!

Golden Apple Nomination form (PDF) | Formulario de Nominación Golden Apple (PDF)

About the Golden Apple Awards

Richard L. Nunley, Chairman, is pleased to announce that Better Living Building Supply and Cabinetry is again sponsoring the Golden Apple Awards for outstanding teachers in our community's school systems. These awards are presented to faculty members from the public and private schools in Albemarle County and Charlottesville City, including the Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center (CATEC). Eligible private schools are those that are members of the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS).

The Golden Apple Award is a means of selecting and honoring some of our outstanding teachers. Teachers are most important in nurturing our children's inquisitive minds and preparing them for the challenges of the future.

One winner will be selected from each school. In addition to receiving a Golden Apple, every Golden Apple recipient also will earn a grant of $500, which can be used for classroom materials or to support the teacher’s professional development. Golden Apple Award recipients will be announced in May.


Candidates for this award are teachers at any level (preschool through grade 12) and in any discipline who have demonstrated excellence in teaching and involvement in the community outside the school.

Golden Apple Award recipients who received this award within the past three years are not eligible for nomination.

Nomination Criteria

The nominee exhibits the following characteristics:

  • Creates a love of learning in students of all abilities and backgrounds.
  • Stimulates thought and provokes student dialogue.
  • Challenges students to reach high standards and expectations.
  • Understands the needs of students individually and collectively, and meets those needs with determination, enthusiasm and imagination.
  • Involves families in the education process.

How to Nominate

Use this online form to nominate your teacher. Or print the Golden Apple Nomination form (Formulario de Nominación Golden Apple) to fill out and return to your principal. Nominations must be submitted through the online form or to your principal no later than Friday, April 30.