Teacher at LEARN South Chicago charter school surprised with Golden Apple Award

What a sweet surprise for a teacher on Chicago’s southeast side.

You can bet when Michael Stewart woke up this morning he didn’t expect this: visitors bringing some outstanding news to his door.

He won a prestigious Golden Apple award for excellence in teaching.

Stewart teaches seventh and eighth grade at LEARN South Chicago at 89th and Buffalo.

Each Golden Apple award winner receives a $5,000 cash prize.  Winners are selected from more than 730 nominations of fourth through eighth grade teachers.

Stewart is one of 10 recipients in Illinois.

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