Educator Recognition

RIDE coordinates the selection and recognition of several award programs: the Milken Family Foundation Educator Awards; Rhode Island Teacher of the Year; the Presidential Awards in Mathematics and Science; and Principal of the Year; as well as the Golden Apple Awards.

Golden Apple Awards

NBC 10, the Rhode Island Department of Education, Hasbro, and Thames & Kosmos are teaming up to recognize outstanding teachers in our communities. The Golden Apple Award honors those who believe in the true spirit of teaching by making classrooms a creative and safe place to learn. 

Winning educators will also receive a $250 contribution from Hasbro provided by the Kids in Need Foundation to help them fund their classroom needs.

If you know an outstanding teacher who deserves recognition for their efforts in the classroom, you can nominate them using the form at turnto10.com.

Award Recipients

May 2013

May 30, 2013
Ashley Proulx
Cumberland High School

April 2013

25 Dietra Medeiros
Wilbur McMahon,
Little Compton
 

March 2013

7 Alexis Meyer
Archie R. Cole Middle School,
East Greenwich
 
14 James Kennedy
Toll Gate High School,
Warwick
 
21 Wayne Kilcline
Lillian Feinstein @ Sackett,
Providence
 

February 2013

7 Holly Meyer
Cranston High School West,
Cranston
 14 Mark Colozzi 
Cranston High School East, 
Cranston

January 2013

10 Peter Boland
Beacon Charter School,
Woonsocket
   
 17 Mary Ellen Cardenas 
Calcutt Middle School, 
Central Falls
   
 24 Lynn Pike 
Lincoln Middle School, 
Lincoln
   
 31  Christopher Allen 
Greenbush Elementary School, 
West Warwick




December 2012

6 Erin Phillips
Portsmouth High School,
Portsmouth
   
 13 Melissa Velleca 
Hugh Cole Elementary, 
Bristol-Warren
   
 20 Susan Flynn 
Tiogue School, 
Coventry
   
 27 Frances Healy 
East Greenwich High School, 
East Greenwich




November 2012

1 Nancy Sisti
Gladstone Elementary,
Cranston
   
 8 Kristal Gardiner
Park Elementary, 
Warwick


October 2012

4 Carol Bibeault
Cumberland High School,
Cumberland
   
 11 Dianne Mohler 
Northern Elementary School, 
Lincoln
   
 25 Toni-Annette Silveira
North Kingstown High School, 
North Kingstown




September 2012

27 Meridee Goodwin
Vincent J. Gallagher Middle School,
Smithfield