4th grade teacher awarded Golden Apple

May 10, 2011 2:52:20 PM PDT
A fourth grade teacher is one of 10 outstanding Chicago-area educators who were honored Tuesday with Golden Apple Awards.

A group of presenters, including ABC7's Theresa Gutierrez arrived in Judy Choi's classroom, but the embarrassed honoree tried to run away.

As happy students reacted, she was hugged by Kathleen Kelly-Colgan, the director of Bartolome de Las Casas Charter School and by her proud mother.

Choi receives a $3,000 grant and a tuition-free six-month sabbatical to study at Northwestern University.

Choi said her colleagues are outstanding and all deserve Golden Apples.

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