CHICAGO (CBS) — A freshman English teacher at a South Side high school has become the first of ten area teachers to be surprised in their schools with Golden Apple Awards.
WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports Gov. Pat Quinn led the cheers for Katherine Dube at TEAM Englewood Community Academy High School.
“Teachers are our heroes, and you’re our heroine today,” the governor said.
Dube said she’s honored to receive a Golden Apple, but said she’s hardly alone in deserving the honor in Englewood.
“In every single school, you’re going to find amazing teachers, who go above and beyond every single day,” she said. “I’m one of many teachers in this school, one of many teachers in Englewood who you could say deserve this award.”