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Palmetto Ridge High School teacher Brent Brickzin receives a Golden Apple from the Education Foundation of Collier County Monday morning at Palmetto Ridge in Golden Gate Estates. The six winners of the Golden Apple will be honored Tuesday, May 5, at the 19th annual Golden Apple Awards reception at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples. Golden Apple teachers are nominated by community members. The final six were selected among 40 Teachers of Distinction. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff

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Palmetto Ridge High School teacher Brent Brickzin receives a Golden Apple from the Education Foundation of Collier County Monday morning at Palmetto Ridge in Golden Gate Estates. The six winners of the Golden Apple will be honored Tuesday, May 5, at the 19th annual Golden Apple Awards reception at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples. Golden Apple teachers are nominated by community members. The final six were selected among 40 Teachers of Distinction. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff

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  • Pinecrest Elementary School teacher Mia German receives a Golden Apple from the Education Foundation of Collier County Monday morning at Pinecrest Elementary School in Immokalee. The six winners of the Golden Apple will be honored Tuesday, May 5, at the 19th annual Golden Apple Awards reception at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples. Golden Apple teachers are nominated by community members. The final six were selected among 40 Teachers of Distinction. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • Calusa Park Elemetary School third grade teacher Sheila Buckner receives a Golden Apple from the Education Foundation of Collier County Monday morning at Calusa Park Elementary Golden Gate Estates. The six winners of the Golden Apple will be honored Tuesday, May 5, at the 19th annual Golden Apple Awards reception at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples. Golden Apple teachers are nominated by community members. The final six were selected among 40 Teachers of Distinction. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • Palmetto Ridge High School teacher Brent Brickzin receives a Golden Apple from the Education Foundation of Collier County Monday morning at Palmetto Ridge in Golden Gate Estates. The six winners of the Golden Apple will be honored Tuesday, May 5, at the 19th annual Golden Apple Awards reception at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples. Golden Apple teachers are nominated by community members. The final six were selected among 40 Teachers of Distinction. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • Teri Maroon, a first grade teacher at Osceola Elementary School, starts to cry as she is hugged by a friend when she is honored with the Golden Apple Award in her classroom Monday in Naples. The six winners of the Golden Apple will be honored Tuesday, May 5, at the 19th annual Golden Apple Awards reception at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples. Golden Apple teachers are nominated by community members. The final six were selected among 40 Teachers of Distinction. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • Veterans Memorial Elementary teacher Stephanie Jonas reacts as she receives a Golden Apple from the Education Foundation of Collier County Monday morning in Naples. The six winners of the Golden Apple will be honored Tuesday, May 5, at the 19th annual Golden Apple Awards reception at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples. Golden Apple teachers are nominated by community members. The final six were selected among 40 Teachers of Distinction. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • Brittaney Jonas, left, and her cousin Sydney Guidrey, both 5-years-old, sneak down the hallway of Veterans Memorial Elementary School on their way to the classroom of Stephanie Jonas, Brittaney's mom, where she receives a Golden Apple Award from the Education Foundation of Collier County Monday morning in Naples. The six winners of the Golden Apple will be honored Tuesday, May 5, at the 19th annual Golden Apple Awards reception at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples. Golden Apple teachers are nominated by community members. The final six were selected among 40 Teachers of Distinction. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • Veterans Memorial Elementary teacher Stephanie Jonas reacts as she receives a Golden Apple from the Education Foundation of Collier County Monday morning in Naples. The six winners of the Golden Apple will be honored Tuesday, May 5, at the 19th annual Golden Apple Awards reception at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples. Golden Apple teachers are nominated by community members. The final six were selected among 40 Teachers of Distinction. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • Palmetto Ridge High School social studies teacher Brent Brickzin received a Golden Apple from the Education Foundation of Collier County recently at Palmetto Ridge in Golden Gate Estates. The six winners of the Golden Apple will be honored Tuesday, May 5, at the 19th annual Golden Apple Awards reception at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples. Golden Apple teachers are nominated by community members. The final six were selected among 40 Teachers of Distinction. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • Palmetto Ridge High School social studies teacher Brent Brickzin receives a Golden Apple from the Education Foundation of Collier County Monday morning at Palmetto Ridge in Golden Gate Estates. The six winners of the Golden Apple will be honored Tuesday, May 5, at the 19th annual Golden Apple Awards reception at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples. Golden Apple teachers are nominated by community members. The final six were selected among 40 Teachers of Distinction. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • Students in Teri Maroon's first grade class at Osceola Elementary School was as she receives the Golden Apple Award in her classroom on Monday. The six winners of the Golden Apple will be honored Tuesday, May 5, at the 19th annual Golden Apple Awards reception at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples. Golden Apple teachers are nominated by community members. The final six were selected among 40 Teachers of Distinction. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • Pinecrest Elementary School teacher Mia German holds her Golden Apple Award that she received from the Education Foundation of Collier County Monday morning in Immokalee. The six winners of the Golden Apple will be honored Tuesday, May 5, at the 19th annual Golden Apple Awards reception at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples. Golden Apple teachers are nominated by community members. The final six were selected among 40 Teachers of Distinction. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • Poinciana Elementary School second grade teacher Anna Ruth Crouse tells her students 'this award is for you' after she was honored with a Golden Apple Award from the Education Foundation of Collier County Monday morning in Naples. The six winners of the Golden Apple will be honored Tuesday, May 5, at the 19th annual Golden Apple Awards reception at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples. Golden Apple teachers are nominated by community members. The final six were selected among 40 Teachers of Distinction. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • Jacob DiCarlo, 16, left, holds the apple awarded to Palmetto Ridge High School social studies teacher Brent Brickzin, right,  after Brickzin was honored by the Education Foundation of Collier County Monday morning at Palmetto Ridge in Golden Gate Estates. The six winners of the Golden Apple will be honored Tuesday, May 5, at the 19th annual Golden Apple Awards reception at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples. Golden Apple teachers are nominated by community members. The final six were selected among 40 Teachers of Distinction. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • Students in Sheila Buckner's third grade class at Calusa Park Elementary School hold up their apples and yell her name after she received the Golden Apple Award in her classroom on Monday. The six winners of the Golden Apple will be honored Tuesday, May 5, at the 19th annual Golden Apple Awards reception at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples. Golden Apple teachers are nominated by community members. The final six were selected among 40 Teachers of Distinction. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • Poinciana Elementary School fourth grade teacher Jodie Lamadrid waves to  second grade teacher Anna Ruth Crouse after Crouse receives a Golden Apple Award from the Education Foundation of Collier County Monday morning in Naples. The six winners of the Golden Apple will be honored Tuesday, May 5, at the 19th annual Golden Apple Awards reception at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples. Golden Apple teachers are nominated by community members. The final six were selected among 40 Teachers of Distinction. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • Veterans Memorial Elementary teacher Stephanie Jonas is hugged by father Kurt Bossi, right, after she receives a Golden Apple from the Education Foundation of Collier County Monday morning in Naples. The six winners of the Golden Apple will be honored Tuesday, May 5, at the 19th annual Golden Apple Awards reception at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples. Golden Apple teachers are nominated by community members. The final six were selected among 40 Teachers of Distinction. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • In this 2009 file photo, Pinecrest Elementary School teacher Mia German shows her apple to a student after being honored with a Golden Apple Award from the Education Foundation of Collier County in Immokalee. The six winners of the Golden Apple were nominated by community members. The final six were selected among 40 Teachers of Distinction. Lexey Swall/Staff
  • Teri Maroon, a first grade teacher at Osceola Elementary School, starts to cry as she talks on the phone to her daughter to let her and her husband know she was honored with the Golden Apple Award in her classroom Monday in Naples. The six winners of the Golden Apple will be honored Tuesday, May 5, at the 19th annual Golden Apple Awards reception at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples. Golden Apple teachers are nominated by community members. The final six were selected among 40 Teachers of Distinction. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • Pinecrest Elementary School teacher Mia German is hugged by her students as she receives a Golden Apple from the Education Foundation of Collier County Monday morning in Immokalee. The six winners of the Golden Apple will be honored Tuesday, May 5, at the 19th annual Golden Apple Awards reception at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples. Golden Apple teachers are nominated by community members. The final six were selected among 40 Teachers of Distinction. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • Poinciana Elementary School second grade teacher Anna Ruth Crouse his hugged by fourth grade teacher Jodie Lamadrid after Crouse receives a Golden Apple Award from the Education Foundation of Collier County Monday morning in Naples. The six winners of the Golden Apple will be honored Tuesday, May 5, at the 19th annual Golden Apple Awards reception at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples. Golden Apple teachers are nominated by community members. The final six were selected among 40 Teachers of Distinction. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • Teri Maroon, a first grade teacher at Osceola Elementary School, starts to cry when she is honored with the Golden Apple Award in her classroom Monday in Naples. The six winners of the Golden Apple will be honored Tuesday, May 5, at the 19th annual Golden Apple Awards reception at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples. Golden Apple teachers are nominated by community members. The final six were selected among 40 Teachers of Distinction. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • Poinciana Elementary School second grade teacher Anna Ruth Crouse does a 'silent cheer' with her students after she receives a Golden Apple from the Education Foundation of Collier County Monday morning in Naples. The six winners of the Golden Apple will be honored Tuesday, May 5, at the 19th annual Golden Apple Awards reception at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples. Golden Apple teachers are nominated by community members. The final six were selected among 40 Teachers of Distinction. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • Veterans Memorial Elementary teacher Stephanie Jonas is hugged by her students as she receives a Golden Apple from the Education Foundation of Collier County Monday morning in Naples. The six winners of the Golden Apple will be honored Tuesday, May 5, at the 19th annual Golden Apple Awards reception at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples. Golden Apple teachers are nominated by community members. The final six were selected among 40 Teachers of Distinction. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff

Six Collier County teachers honored with Golden Apple awards on Monday morning.

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