Golden Apple Award Winner for 2023 Announced

Tandem is proud to announce that Upper School Spanish teacher Sarah Gillespie has been named our 2023 recipient of a Golden Apple Award for excellence in teaching. Sarah began teaching at Tandem in 2019 and brings compassion, patience, excellence and humor to her work with her Spanish students. "She values every person’s contribution and works with individuals to improve our learning," read a nomination. Also, "She has a calm and kind presence which helps makes the class both fun and productive."

Golden Apple Awards are presented each year by sponsor Richard L. Nunley (Better Living Building Supply and Cabinetry) to honor outstanding teachers in our community's schools. The awards are presented to teachers from both public and private schools (VAIS members) in Albemarle County and the city of Charlottesville. One winner is selected from each school, based upon parent and student nominations, which were solicited via form all winter. In addition to receiving a Golden Apple, each recipient also earns a grant of $500, which can be used for classroom materials or to support professional development. Golden Apple Award recipients will be honored in a ceremony in May. Congratulations, Sarah!