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Golden Apple Winner Jean Lorenz

Joanne Fowler, left, Selection Chair of the Golden Apple Award, hugs Golden Apple recipient Jean Lorenz, a CO-STEP (Collier Skills Training for Employment Program) teacher at Naples High School, in Lorenz's classroom on Wednesday, March 24, 2010. Lorenz helps students with significant barriers for education acquire internships and jobs throughout Naples as they transition from high school to the work force. 'I want to bring the sanctity back to vocational education,' Lorenz says. 'One's vocation is one's calling. I can't think of anything more important than to figure out what a child's calling is.' Lorenz walks her students through a customized program that places students in jobs that best suits their interests and abilities. Photo by Tristan Spinski

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Joanne Fowler, left, Selection Chair of the Golden Apple Award, hugs Golden Apple recipient Jean Lorenz, a CO-STEP (Collier Skills Training for Employment Program) teacher at Naples High School, in Lorenz's classroom on Wednesday, March 24, 2010. Lorenz helps students with significant barriers for education acquire internships and jobs throughout Naples as they transition from high school to the work force. "I want to bring the sanctity back to vocational education," Lorenz says. "One's vocation is one's calling. I can't think of anything more important than to figure out what a child's calling is." Lorenz walks her students through a customized program that places students in jobs that best suits their interests and abilities. Photo by Tristan Spinski

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  • Golden Apple recipient Jean Lorenz, right, a CO-STEP (Collier Skills Training for Employment Program) teacher at Naples High School, walks off the bus on school grounds after talking to her students en route to their internships on Wednesday, March 24, 2010. Lorenz helps students with significant barriers for education acquire internships and jobs in Naples as they transition from high school to the work force. 'I want to bring the sanctity back to vocational education,' Lorenz says. 'One's vocation is one's calling. I can't think of anything more important than to figure out what a child's calling is.' Lorenz walks her students through a customized program that places students in jobs that best suits their interests and abilities. Photo by Tristan Spinski
  • Golden Apple recipient Jean Lorenz, center, a CO-STEP (Collier Skills Training for Employment Program) teacher at Naples High School, meets with her student, Jake Ross, senior, and his mother, Nancy Ross, as he transitions from an internship to employment at Whole Foods supermarket in Naples on Thursday, March 25, 2010. Lorenz helps students with significant barriers for education acquire internships and jobs in Naples as they transition from high school to the work force. She meets with Ross and his mother every week to chart his progress as he makes steady steps towards employment. Ross has Fragile X Syndrome - a genetic disorder that is a common cause of intellectual disabilities. Lorenz is in the process of fading Ross from support to ensure that he can work independently. 'I want to bring the sanctity back to vocational education,' Lorenz says. 'One's vocation is one's calling. I can't think of anything more important than to figure out what a child's calling is.' Lorenz walks her students through a customized program that places students in jobs that best suits their interests and abilities. Photo by Tristan Spinski
  • Joanne Fowler, left, Selection Chair of the Golden Apple Award, hugs Golden Apple recipient Jean Lorenz, a CO-STEP (Collier Skills Training for Employment Program) teacher at Naples High School, in Lorenz's classroom on Wednesday, March 24, 2010. Lorenz helps students with significant barriers for education acquire internships and jobs throughout Naples as they transition from high school to the work force. 'I want to bring the sanctity back to vocational education,' Lorenz says. 'One's vocation is one's calling. I can't think of anything more important than to figure out what a child's calling is.' Lorenz walks her students through a customized program that places students in jobs that best suits their interests and abilities. Photo by Tristan Spinski
  • A motivational sign hangs in the classroom of Golden Apple recipient Jean Lorenz, a CO-STEP (Collier Skills Training for Employment Program) teacher at Naples High School, on Wednesday, March 24, 2010. Lorenz helps students with significant barriers for education acquire internships and jobs in Naples as they transition from high school to the work force. 'I want to bring the sanctity back to vocational education,' Lorenz says. 'One's vocation is one's calling. I can't think of anything more important than to figure out what a child's calling is.' Lorenz walks her students through a customized program that places students in jobs that best suits their interests and abilities. Photo by Tristan Spinski
  • Golden Apple recipient Jean Lorenz, a CO-STEP (Collier Skills Training for Employment Program) teacher at Naples High School, makes her rounds checking up on students interning Wynn's Market in Naples on Wednesday, March 24, 2010. Lorenz helps students with significant barriers for education acquire internships and jobs in Naples as they transition from high school to the work force. 'I want to bring the sanctity back to vocational education,' Lorenz says. 'One's vocation is one's calling. I can't think of anything more important than to figure out what a child's calling is.' Lorenz walks her students through a customized program that places students in jobs that best suits their interests and abilities. Photo by Tristan Spinski
  • Golden Apple recipient Jean Lorenz, left, a CO-STEP (Collier Skills Training for Employment Program) teacher at Naples High School, asks her student, Jake Ross, senior, to relay a message to his mother as he finishes his work day at Whole Foods supermarket in Naples on Thursday, March 25, 2010. Lorenz helps students with significant barriers for education acquire internships and jobs in Naples as they transition from high school to the work force. Ross has Fragile X Syndrome - a genetic disorder that is a common cause of intellectual disabilities. Lorenz is in the process of fading Ross from support to ensure that he can work independently. 'I want to bring the sanctity back to vocational education,' Lorenz says. 'One's vocation is one's calling. I can't think of anything more important than to figure out what a child's calling is.' Lorenz walks her students through a customized program that places students in jobs that best suits their interests and abilities. Photo by Tristan Spinski
  • Golden Apple recipient Jean Lorenz, right, a CO-STEP (Collier Skills Training for Employment Program) teacher at Naples High School, congratulates her student, Jake Ross, left, senior, as he finishes his work day at Whole Foods supermarket in Naples on Thursday, March 25, 2010. Lorenz helps students with significant barriers for education acquire internships and jobs in Naples as they transition from high school to the work force. Ross has Fragile X Syndrome - a genetic disorder that is a common cause of intellectual disabilities. Lorenz is in the process of fading Ross from support to ensure that he can work independently. 'I want to bring the sanctity back to vocational education,' Lorenz says. 'One's vocation is one's calling. I can't think of anything more important than to figure out what a child's calling is.' Lorenz walks her students through a customized program that places students in jobs that best suits their interests and abilities. Photo by Tristan Spinski
  • Golden Apple recipient Jean Lorenz, right, a CO-STEP (Collier Skills Training for Employment Program) teacher at Naples High School, supervises her student, Jake Ross, left, senior, as he transitions from an internship to employment at Whole Foods supermarket in Naples on Thursday, March 25, 2010. Lorenz helps students with significant barriers for education acquire internships and jobs in Naples as they transition from high school to the work force. Ross has Fragile X Syndrome - a genetic disorder that is a common cause of intellectual disabilities. Lorenz is in the process of fading Ross from support to ensure that he can work independently. 'I want to bring the sanctity back to vocational education,' Lorenz says. 'One's vocation is one's calling. I can't think of anything more important than to figure out what a child's calling is.' Lorenz walks her students through a customized program that places students in jobs that best suits their interests and abilities. Photo by Tristan Spinski
  • Golden Apple recipient Jean Lorenz, left, a CO-STEP (Collier Skills Training for Employment Program) teacher at Naples High School, supervises her student, Jake Ross , senior, as he transitions from an internship to employment at Whole Foods supermarket in Naples on Thursday, March 25, 2010. Lorenz helps students with significant barriers for education acquire internships and jobs in Naples as they transition from high school to the work force. Ross has Fragile X Syndrome - a genetic disorder that is a common cause of intellectual disabilities. Lorenz is in the process of fading Ross from support to ensure that he can work independently. 'I want to bring the sanctity back to vocational education,' Lorenz says. 'One's vocation is one's calling. I can't think of anything more important than to figure out what a child's calling is.' Lorenz walks her students through a customized program that places students in jobs that best suits their interests and abilities. Photo by Tristan Spinski
  • Golden Apple recipient Jean Lorenz, right, a CO-STEP (Collier Skills Training for Employment Program) teacher at Naples High School, supervises her student,, Jake Ross, left, senior, as he transitions from an internship to employment at Whole Foods supermarket in Naples on Thursday, March 25, 2010. Lorenz helps students with significant barriers for education acquire internships and jobs in Naples as they transition from high school to the work force. Ross has Fragile X Syndrome - a genetic disorder that is a common cause of intellectual disabilities. Lorenz is in the process of fading Ross from support to ensure that he can work independently. 'I want to bring the sanctity back to vocational education,' Lorenz says. 'One's vocation is one's calling. I can't think of anything more important than to figure out what a child's calling is.' Lorenz walks her students through a customized program that places students in jobs that best suits their interests and abilities. Photo by Tristan Spinski
  • Golden Apple recipient Jean Lorenz, left, a CO-STEP (Collier Skills Training for Employment Program) teacher at Naples High School, meets with her student, Jake Ross, senior, and his mother, Nancy Ross, as he transitions from an internship to employment at Whole Foods supermarket in Naples on Thursday, March 25, 2010. Lorenz helps students with significant barriers for education acquire internships and jobs in Naples as they transition from high school to the work force. She meets with Ross and his mother every week to chart his progress as he makes steady steps towards employment. Ross has Fragile X Syndrome - a genetic disorder that is a common cause of intellectual disabilities. Lorenz is in the process of fading Ross from support to ensure that he can work independently. 'I want to bring the sanctity back to vocational education,' Lorenz says. 'One's vocation is one's calling. I can't think of anything more important than to figure out what a child's calling is.' Lorenz walks her students through a customized program that places students in jobs that best suits their interests and abilities. Photo by Tristan Spinski
  • Golden Apple recipient Jean Lorenz, center, a CO-STEP (Collier Skills Training for Employment Program) teacher at Naples High School, talks with her student, Jake Ross (not pictured), senior, as he transitions from an internship to employment at Whole Foods supermarket in Naples on Thursday, March 25, 2010. Lorenz helps students with significant barriers for education acquire internships and jobs in Naples as they transition from high school to the work force. She meets with Ross and his mother every week to chart his progress as he makes steady steps towards employment. Ross has Fragile X Syndrome - a genetic disorder that is a common cause of intellectual disabilities. Lorenz is in the process of fading Ross from support to ensure that he can work independently. 'I want to bring the sanctity back to vocational education,' Lorenz says. 'One's vocation is one's calling. I can't think of anything more important than to figure out what a child's calling is.' Lorenz walks her students through a customized program that places students in jobs that best suits their interests and abilities. Photo by Tristan Spinski
  • The Books-A-Million store at the Naples Plaza will close on Saturday, April 21.
  • Golden Apple recipient Jean Lorenz, left, a CO-STEP (Collier Skills Training for Employment Program) teacher at Naples High School, checks up on her student, Josh Duprey, a junior at Naples High School, as he interns at Books-A-Million in Naples on Wednesday, March 24, 2010. Lorenz helps students with significant barriers for education acquire internships and jobs in Naples as they transition from high school to the work force. 'I want to bring the sanctity back to vocational education,' Lorenz says. 'One's vocation is one's calling. I can't think of anything more important than to figure out what a child's calling is.' Lorenz walks her students through a customized program that places students in jobs that best suits their interests and abilities. Photo by Tristan Spinski
  • Golden Apple recipient Jean Lorenz, left, a CO-STEP (Collier Skills Training for Employment Program) teacher at Naples High School, checks up on her student, Sagine Exilhomme, a sophomore at Naples High School, as she interns at Flower Spot in Naples on Wednesday, March 24, 2010. Lorenz helps students with significant barriers for education acquire internships and jobs in Naples as they transition from high school to the work force. 'I want to bring the sanctity back to vocational education,' Lorenz says. 'One's vocation is one's calling. I can't think of anything more important than to figure out what a child's calling is.' Lorenz walks her students through a customized program that places students in jobs that best suits their interests and abilities. Photo by Tristan Spinski

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