Golden Apple FoundationHelp Us Celebrate New Mexico's Teachers
Excellent teachers inspire students to learn, think, and create. At the Golden Apple Foundation of New Mexico, we catalyze teaching excellence through recognition, professional development, and community engagement.
Catalyzing Teacher Excellence
The Golden Apple Foundation of New Mexico has been recognizing exceptional teachers in New Mexico since 1994. Our vision is to improve education in our state by inspiring and engaging teachers through professional development programs and our community.
Golden Apple Teachers of Excellence Tribute Video from 2013
Foundations for Teacher Success
“The honor of becoming a Golden Apple Fellow in 2019 was incredibly humbling. As an elementary physical education teacher, it is affirming to know that teaching children physical literacy can be recognized as being an important component of teaching the whole child. Most importantly, Golden Apple gave me a chance to reflect on the incredible team I have been blessed to be part of at Inez Elementary. It is as a result of the administrators, teachers, and amazing students that I have worked with over the years that provided me the inspiration and grace to have the opportunity to even apply for Golden Apple.”
2019 Golden Apple Excellence in Teaching Award Winner,
Inez Elementary School, Albuquerque Public Schools
Teacher Grants Awarded
Excellence in Teaching Awards
Teachers of Distinction
Golden Apple Winners
Each year, 7 teachers win our Excellence in Teaching, and 10 teachers are awarded the Teachers of Distinction. These 17 winners join our community of Fellows, composed of past Golden Apple winners.
Our Golden Apple Award winners join previous winners to form our community. The Fellows in The Academy truly represent the best teachers in New Mexico for the past 25+ years.
Video of 2020 Golden Apple Teachers of Excellence Award Winners
Our Partners & Sponsors
Supporting and Celbrating Teachers
We are only able to provide the programming and fund our awards through the generous support of our community partners.
Support New Mexico's TeachersDonate Today
Your generous donations support our efforts in helping provide resources to New Mexico’s teachers. Now more than ever we need your support. New Mexico teachers have never before faced the stresses of remote teaching required by COVID-19. We can’t host our usual fundraising events. Thank you for your generosity in our time of greatest need.