ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE)- There are seven New Mexico teachers being awarded the prestigious Golden Apple Excellence in Teaching Award.
Three teachers from Santa Fe Public Schools, two from Albuquerque Public Schools, one from Gadsen Independent School, and one teacher from the New Mexico Connections Academy are the recipients for 2020.
- Elgenia Stark, Del Norte High School, APS
- Lesha Dawn Harenberg, Eldorado High School, APS
- Carman Moon, Capital High School, SFPS
- Richard Pitman, Santa Fe High School, SFPS
- Shantel Dixon, Capital High School, SFPS
- David Urbinger, Chaparral High School
- Hope Montoya-Encinias, New Mexico Connections Academy
The winners will receive a cash stipend and $4,000 to be used toward their professional development.
The award is given to seven teachers each year based on their dedication to their profession as well as excellence in the classroom. Nominations come from teachers, administrators, students and parents within the community.