Meet Our Golden Apple Finalists
By Rob Schroeder
February 23, 2017
UIC has been well-represented among Golden Apple Award winners over the past few years. Since 2013, alumni Lauren Saliny, Joseph Casanovas, Melissa Talaber Matwyshyn, Elizabeth Copper and Debra Thomas have all been recognized as some of the best teachers in Chicagoland.
This year, PhD Literacy, Language and Culture students Rick Coppola and Shawn Reddy have been named two of 34 finalists. The winners will be announced later this spring. Coppola teaches 8th grade at Drake Elementary, while Reddy (photo, below) serves as a social science specialist for CPS elementary schools. Congrats to both Rick and Shawn, and best of luck as the awards are decided!