For more than 25 years, 3TV has been honoring deserving teachers across Arizona for their dedication in the classroom and commitment to excellence.
Each year, a panel of judges from around the community read thousands of worthy student-submitted essays and select 8 outstanding teachers to earn a Silver Apple Award. Congratulations to this year’s recipients!
A date when nominations open for the 2017-2018 Silver Apple Awards will be announced in the fall.
Desert Horizon Elementary teacher honored with Silver Apple Award
Desert Horizon Elementary 5th grade teacher Jodi Daly was presented with the Silver Apple Award.
3TV's Silver Apple award presented to Connolly Middle School band teacher
Phil Lemar is the latest recipient of the 3TV Silver Apple Award to recognize outstanding teachers. Lexi Luko nominated Mr. Lemar for not only the music skills he's taught her but the life lessons too.
Silver Apple Award winner Roxanne Lopez: 'I teach because it's my passion'
I teach because it’s my passion and I love it. It made me feel honored to know that my students and families appreciate the dedication and love I give to the children each day.
Mountain View Elementary teacher presented with Silver Apple Award
Roxanne Lopez is the latest recipient of the 3TV Silver Apple Award to recognize outstanding teachers.
Teacher receives Silver Apple Award on last day at school
Tiah Bialik has wanted to be a teacher since she was in high school. However, she went on to become a law clerk. But after years of working in law, she decided to pursue her passion for teaching.
AZ Aspire Academy teacher presented with Silver Apple Award
Joseph Muhlenkamp is the latest recipient of the 3TV Silver Apple Award to recognize outstanding teachers.
Silver Apple Award presented to CTA Liberty School 2nd grade teacher
3TV awarded Stephanie Battani, second grade teacher from CTA Liberty School, with the Silver Apple Excellence in Education award.
Dobson High School teacher Kelly Brabeck given Silver Apple Award
3TV's Javier Soto presented the Silver Apple Award for excellence in education to Dobson High School teacher Kelly Brabeck.
3TV presents Silver Apple Award to Sierra Vista teacher
3TV traveled to Sierra Vista to surprise Ken Smith, an 8th-grade teacher at Joyce Clark Middle School with the 3TV's Silver Apple award.
Silver Apple Award: Kyle Simpson, Dysart High School
Megan, 14, nominated Dysart High School science teacher Mr. Simpson for the Silver Apple Award because, "he encourages his students to try their best, he always has a positive attitude, and he loves his job."
Silver Apple recipient to donate kidney to student's aunt
Venessa Solis was awarded 3TV's Silver Apple Award not only for excellence in education, but also because she has generously agreed to donate a kidney to the aunt of one of her students.
Silver Apple Award: Stephanie Schaefer
Mrs. Stephanie Schaefer, 7th/8th grade history teacher at Adam's Traditional Academy, got the surprise of the year as she became a member of the exclusive 3TV Silver Apple Award alumni group!
Silver Apple Award: Brent LoPresto
Brent LoPresto of Peoria Elementary was awarded the 3TV Silver Apple Award for Excellence in Education.
Silver Apple Award: Robert Lane
3TV's Javier Soto presented Sierra Verde's 3rd grade teacher Robert Lane with the 3TV Silver Apple Award for Excellence in Education.
Silver Apple Award: Lisa Larson
3TV's Javier Soto presented Drama Teacher and Student Council Advisor Lisa Larson of South Valley Junior High School with the 3TV Silver Apple Award for Excellence in Education.