Glenview Middle School teacher Margarita Mojica has been named a finalist for the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching
The East Moline School District 37 is proud to announce that Margarita Mojica is a finalist for the Golden Apple Award of Excellence in Teaching. Mrs. Mojica is an English Learner and English Language Arts Teacher at Glenview Middle School.
The Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching honors outstanding teachers for their roles in having lasting, positive effects on students’ lives and school communities. Teacher finalists demonstrate -- in their teaching and results – significant, positive impact on their students’ growth and learning.
Award recipients are selected by master educators who understand and recognize instructional best practices and who utilize professional standards to evaluate exemplary teachers and school leaders. Members of the selection committee viewed video evidence of instruction and will observe finalists’ teaching in-person in their classrooms – a comprehensive day which includes direct observation of in-classroom teaching accompanied by interviewing finalists’ colleagues, school leaders, parents, and community members.
Out of 732 initial nominations, Margarita has been recognized as one of 30 educators in the entire state for her work with students and in the community. Mrs. Mojica personifies excellence and is a champion for her students and the community. Margarita works with amazing students, those that are English language learners and often newcomers to our country. However, she teaches much more than that -- she teaches her students about life and the limitless possibilities that reside in each of them.
Award finalists will be honored on Saturday, February 22 at the Golden Apple Celebration of Excellence in Teaching & Leadership at the Q Center in St. Charles. Below is a picture of Margarita surrounded by community supporters and our EMSD37 1st generation college bound students. Please join us in congratulating Margarita Mojica for being one of thirty teachers recognized as finalists for the prestigious Golden Apple Award of Excellence in Teaching. #EMSD37pride