Educator Recognition

RIDE coordinates the selection and recognition of several award programs: the Milken Family Foundation Educator Awards; Rhode Island Teacher of the Year; the Presidential Awards in Mathematics and Science; and Principal of the Year; as well as the Golden Apple Awards.

Golden Apple Awards

NBC 10, the Rhode Island Department of Education, and Hasbro are teaming up to recognize outstanding teachers in our communities. The Golden Apple Award honors those who believe in the true spirit of teaching by making classrooms a creative and safe place to learn. 

Winning educators will receive a $250 contribution from Hasbro provided by the Kids in Need Foundation to help them fund their classroom needs, as well as a gift basket from RIDOT Cares, the employee charitable organization at the RI Department of Transportation.

If you know an outstanding teacher who deserves recognition for their efforts in the classroom, you can nominate them using the form at turnto10.com.

Award Recipients

25 Dietra Medeiros
Wilbur McMahon,
Little Compton
 
7 Alexis Meyer
Archie R. Cole Middle School,
East Greenwich
 
14 James Kennedy
Toll Gate High School,
Warwick
 
21 Wayne Kilcline
Lillian Feinstein @ Sackett,
Providence
 
7 Holly Meyer
Cranston High School West,
Cranston
 14 Mark Colozzi 
Cranston High School East, 
Cranston
10 Peter Boland
Beacon Charter School,
Woonsocket
   
 17 Mary Ellen Cardenas 
Calcutt Middle School, 
Central Falls
   
 24 Lynn Pike 
Lincoln Middle School, 
Lincoln
   
 31  Christopher Allen 
Greenbush Elementary School, 
West Warwick




6 Erin Phillips
Portsmouth High School,
Portsmouth
   
 13 Melissa Velleca 
Hugh Cole Elementary, 
Bristol-Warren
   
 20 Susan Flynn 
Tiogue School, 
Coventry
   
 27 Frances Healy 
East Greenwich High School, 
East Greenwich




1 Nancy Sisti
Gladstone Elementary,
Cranston
   
 8 Kristal Gardiner
Park Elementary, 
Warwick


4 Carol Bibeault
Cumberland High School,
Cumberland
   
 11 Dianne Mohler 
Northern Elementary School, 
Lincoln
   
 25 Toni-Annette Silveira
North Kingstown High School, 
North Kingstown




27 Meridee Goodwin
Vincent J. Gallagher Middle School,
Smithfield