I was born and raised in Illinois by an Illinois teacher. She is diligent and hard working! A childhood friend earned a Golden Apple Scholarship, went to college for free, and is now an Illinois teacher.
Last December, the key note speaker at the Learning Forward Conference was the Superiendent of Chicago Public Schools. She was passionate about equity of experience, the education system she had learned in and taught in all her life, and about growing the future of her Illinois schools.
In January, as I was reading Becoming by Michelle Obama, a friend invited me to run the Chicago Marathon on October 13, 2019. Inspiration ambient, I committed.
The running is going well! The fundraising has been more challenging. Not my thing to ask people for money, but this cause is dear to my heart as I teach with and learn from many amazing public school teachers everyday. Please donate to the Golden Apple Fund!