Catalina Cabello receives 2021 Golden Apple Award
For the Gazette
STEVENS POINT –Catalina Cabello, Spanish language teacher at Pacelli High School, has been selected as the recipient of the 2021 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Education.
Cabello also serves as a member of two professional associations, is a board member of the Portage County Literacy Council, and a freelance interpreter and translator for multiple organizations, including the Stevens Point Area Public School District.
Nominations and letters of support received in her honor stated, “She uses a wide range of learning activities, some traditional and others more engaging – but she makes all the learning fun and switches activities up so it’s never the same. Students participate in relay races to conjugate verbs, buzzers are used to review new vocabulary and concepts, there’s even a Big Wheel to spin.”
Cabello was one of 15 nominees for this award and was selected in a blind juried process by a panel of seven business representatives. All nominees will be recognized at the Portage County Business Council’s Creative Excellence Awards Breakfast on April 6 at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center in Stevens Point.
The Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Education is given annually to a teacher who “exemplifies creativity, enthusiasm, commitment, and development of a positive learning environment.” The award is part of Portage County Business Council’s Partners in Education programming.
For more information, contact Kayla Rombalski at KaylaR@portagecountybiz.com or visit PortageCountyBiz.com/GoldenApple.