Professor, Golden Apple Scholars Take Part in Summer Institute

Photo of the Golden Apple Scholars(LEBANON, Ill., July 14, 2015) — Dr. Timothy J. Richards, associate professor in the McKendree University School of Education, attended the Golden Apple Scholarship program’s annual summer institute held at DePaul University in Chicago on July 10.

Richards is McKendree’s faculty liaison to Golden Apple, a non-profit organization that works to inspire, develop and support teacher excellence in Illinois, especially in schools of need. Golden Apple Scholars take part in summer programs that include teaching internships and enhanced teacher preparation. After the institute, Richards met with four of McKendree’s Scholars who are currently completing their six-week summer internships in Chicago public schools. With him in the photo below are, left to right, Megan Porter, of Gifford; Chelsea Gossett, of Hoopeston; Kaitlynn Williams, of Rockton; and Zachary Drumwright, of Sparta.