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Golden Apple Foundation for Excellence in Teaching

Partner David L. Applegate is past pro bono intellectual property counsel to the Golden Apple Foundation for Excellence in Teaching in Chicago and New Mexico, a non-profit organization that works to inspire, develop and support teacher excellence, particularly in schools of need.

Because the critical contributor to student achievement is the quality of the teacher in the classroom, Golden Apple is dedicated to providing exceptional preparation for teachers at all stages of their careers. The Foundation identifies motivated future educators with diverse backgrounds and through its Golden Apple Scholars program, and provides advance teacher preparation and mentoring both during and after college to ensure their lasting success in challenging teaching environments.  Its annually bestowed Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Teaching celebrate outstanding teachers and invite those awarded the platform to further our mission.