Congrats to Corey Winchester, Evanston Township High School teacher and one of this year’s 10 Golden Apple Award winners.
The annual award, which recognizes and honors outstanding teachers for their role in building a stronger, better-educated society, was presented to Winchester in front of students, family and school leadership today.
Following a highly competitive process, the 2019 award recipients were selected from more than 550 nominations of high school teachers.
For the first time in the history of the awards, the eligibility boundaries were expanded to include all of Illinois. Nominations for outstanding teachers and leaders were received from 71 Illinois counties.
[photo credit: Golden Apple Awards]
About Corey Winchester
Winchester considers every interaction with families and students in and out of the classroom to be urgent.
He says that time with high school students goes by quickly and every moment counts. His work focuses on helping students and families with marginalized identities find success in education.
He uses history as a vehicle to help students develop a sense of self, a consciousness for others and a sense of community.
Winchester is known at Evanston Township High School for his passion for teaching and his commitment to equality. His colleagues say he builds and sustains relationships that are grounded in trust and respect with students, parents and peers.
Parents of students say that having Winchester as a teacher can profoundly change the trajectory of students’ lives for the better. In his classroom, there is no failure. He finds a way to help all of his students succeed.