Each spring, the Board of Education awards an individual, or individuals, with the
    District's most prestigious award, the Golden Apple.  Recipients are nominated
    by their co-workers, and then voted upon by the administrative team.
    The recipient is then presented with the Golden Apple Award at the May
    Board of Education meeting, in front of family, friends and co-workers.
    Our past winners are:

    Matt Schwartzkopf  2015                    Steve Van Winkle, 2014
    Brenda Wood, 2013                     Katie Konkel 2012
     Kristy Dickinson, 2011                        Carolyn Hisler, 2010
                       Mannes Todd Overweg, 2009        
    Lorna Gonzalez and Fran Kenton  2008
    Sally Wurst, Denise Tomasello and Lisa Overweg, 2007
    Jill Cline, 2006                Rex Carter, Chris Kregel, 2005
     Tina Thurow, Polly Pakonen, Judy Kidder 2004
    Jackie Hector,       Pat Henne,  2003
    Judy Kingsley, Carol Spanninga  2002
    Doreen Woods and Veronica Cockroft 2001
    Jill Good and Rebecca Ethridge  2000
    Leona Keeler, John Lincer, Dave Lutzka  1999
    Kathy Carpenter, Robert Nelson, Sally Zimmerman and Chris Talbot 1998
    Melissa Johnston and Michelle Mead  1997

    In order to recognize employees of the Springport  Public School District for outstanding performance, the following program has been adopted:

    “Golden Apple” awards will be presented to employees each year under the following conditions:

    1. Awards will be presented to employees whose behavior over a period of time, or during a specific brief episode is significantly above and beyond
    that which is expected.

    2. Employees must have completed at least three years of service with the Springport Public Schools to qualify. Under extraordinary circumstances,
    the three years of service criteria may be waived to recognize a specific, brief episode of outstanding performance.

    3. Eligible employees may be nominated by a fellow staff member, administrative staff member, or any member of the community.

    4. A selection committee consisting of the administrative team shall meet to review the nominees and make the selections.

    5. The recipients will be recognized at the regular Board of Education meeting and presented with the “Golden Apple”.

    6. Recipients will receive a letter of commendation from the superintendent of schools and a copy of the commendation letter will be place in that employee’s file.