DNHS Teachers Named Golden Apple Winners

Two of the seven high school teachers who earned this year’s distinguished Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching work at Del Norte High School. These include Jonathan Hagmaier, who teaches drama and digital film and Rachel Weihe who teaches history at Del Norte. Also, Lesly Stern, a social studies teacher at Del Norte, was honored and recognized as a Golden Apple Teacher of Distinction.


The Golden Apple Award has been given since 1996 to 166 New Mexico teachers. Each year the award rotates among levels, with the 2014 awards going to high school teachers. Teachers are selected first and foremost on the basis of the quality of their teaching. Teachers receiving the award have also demonstrated a commitment to the profession of teaching and to their own professional growth as well as that of their colleagues.

These outstanding educators will be honored at the Golden Apple Tribute to Teacher Excellence luncheon on Friday, April 4, 2014, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Albuquerque. Individual tickets and table sponsorships for the Tribute to Teacher Excellence are available through the Golden Apple Foundation of New Mexico, (505) 268-5337.

To view more information in regards to the awards presented to other teachers and to get more information about the award itself visit the APS new article here.