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I was nominated for a Golden Apple Award--I dunno if that's just a New Mexico thing. Out of 322 nominees, I made the final cuts to win the 2019 Teacher of Distinction. It involved a ton of work to apply after the nomination and then a team of 3 came and lived in my pocket for an entire day in my classroom, followed by an intense interview session.

Today was the award ceremony. My P came with me. The super and school board president were there...in a crowd of about 400. I didn't realize it was such a big deal 'til I saw the ballroom. And I had to walk in front of all of them to the stage. That was nerve wracking for me--I don't love ceremony-type events.

Our IC is one of my best friends and she crashed the event, just to support me! Then we ditched my P, went for drinks and to a spa for a soak, then out to dinner with two more friends.

As I sit here, exhausted, I am aware the love from my P and my friends means so much more than the award.

You might can make me out on the far right:


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Old 04-05-2019, 07:11 PM
 
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Congratulations! What an honor!
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Old 04-05-2019, 07:15 PM
 
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Congratulations! Your school and your students are so lucky to have you!
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Old 04-05-2019, 07:29 PM
 
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Congratulations!! What an honor Wow, that is quite some interview process. I'm not sure I've ever heard of the Golden Apple Award- not even when I lived in NM. I'm off to look it up.
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Old 04-05-2019, 07:31 PM
 
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Congratulations! That is a huge honor!


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Old 04-05-2019, 07:35 PM
 
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Congratulations, Zia. I loved how you finished the day with friends... living the dream!
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Sounds like a very fun and rewarding day! Congratulations!
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Sometimes good people get what they so richly deserve. Hooray for you!
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Congratulations! We have the Golden Apple Awards also. Was yours televised? They do that here.
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Congratulations! Sounds like you found a great way to celebrate!


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We have the Golden Apple Awards also. Was yours televised? They do that here.
The MC was a local newscaster and there were all kinds of cameras. I was not comfortable and didn't look too closely. It didn't occur to me until you said it that they might have been filming it. I'm really glad I didn't know that!
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Old 04-05-2019, 08:08 PM
 
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Old 04-05-2019, 08:27 PM
 
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That's wonderful... congrats!!!
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Old 04-05-2019, 08:56 PM
 
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We are so proud of you----way to go! Congratulations!
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Congratulations! This is a big deal. Glad you had such a happy time with this. The picture is small on my phone but I can feel the happiness in your smile, assuming I am looking at the right person.
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Awwwww. Congratulations Zia! I'm happy for you.
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Old 04-06-2019, 02:39 AM
 
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Congratulations!
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Way to go!
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Congratulations! Support of coworkers that are also friends is invaluable.
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Reading your post started my day with a smile. Congratulations!
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Old 04-06-2019, 03:45 AM
 
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Congratulations!!! I'm so happy when great teachers are appreciated and honored!
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Congratulations!!! So well deserved
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Old 04-06-2019, 04:09 AM
 
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Congratulations! Quite an honor--Your day sounds fabulous--especially the evening
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Old 04-06-2019, 04:28 AM
 
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Congratulations! What a great day!
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Old 04-06-2019, 04:32 AM
 
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Congratulations. I canít think of anyone who is more deserving Iíd such an amazing award.
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How wonderful to be recognized for your daily efforts! Congrats!
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Old 04-06-2019, 05:18 AM
 
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Congratulations!!
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Congratulations! Well-deserved.
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Congratulations!
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Kudos to Zia! You make ProTeachers proud! That's quite an honor!

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Hooray for you!
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Congratulations to you!
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We had it here for years and years, but it seems to have stopped being awarded. I won around 10 years ago, and it was televised. I get a couple of kids each year that have seen me on youtube. That is a little weird! Enjoy the moment!
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Old 04-06-2019, 08:46 AM
 
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Wow, congratulations!
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Hooray!
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What a great honor!
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Congratulations!!!
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Well deserved- you make PT proud!!!
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Wow!
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How wonderful that you have been recognized is such a huge way. Congratulations! I'm pleased for you that you were so supported by your friends and P. Soak all that love in for a while.
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I can't think of anyone that would deserve this recognition more than you . Way to go!
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Oh wow!!! Congratulations!!! What an awesome acknowledgement!!
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This is great news! What a wonderful accomplishment.
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Congrats! (It's not a NM thing, it's your district). We used to have a Red Apple award, but it was basically a popularity thing, and the same teachers got it almost every year. I was glad they discontinued it. Sounds like your Golden Apple is a legitimate award. Be proud of yourself! We are proud of you!
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(It's not a NM thing, it's your district).

It's New Mexico, state-wide. Winners were from all over the state.
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Congratulations! I know from your posts that this was a well-deserved award!
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It is well deserved!
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Yesssss girl!
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Congratulations! That is wonderful!
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Thatís awesome!!! Congrats!
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Awesome! Congratulations to you Zia!
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Thanks, everyone! <3
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