Chicago Parent sends a hearty and heartfelt congratulations to our Kid Culture columnist Fred Koch, one of 30 Chicago-area finalists for the Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Teaching. Fred was chosen from a field of 850 pre-kindergarten through third grade applicants. The awards selection committee will conduct interviews and classroom visits and announce the 10 Golden Apple winners in mid-March.
Golden Apple is a gold standard for teaching excellence and Fred, who teaches music to the kids at Cherokee Elementary School in Lake Forest, deserves the highest recognition for his wonderful teaching—both in the classroom and through the pages of Chicago Parent.
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