Dr. Ryan Pitcock, principal at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, has been nominated for the 2015 Golden Apple Stanley C. Golder Leadership Award.
A member of the selection committee will visit Homewood-Flossmoor in future weeks to discuss and observe Pitcock’s leadership among staff, students, parents and community members.
This is only the second year the Golden Apple Foundation will honor a principal or head of school for transformative excellence in school leadership. The recipient also receives a $10,000 cash award with $2,000 going towards a professional-development experience and $8,000 to the school for a project chosen by the recipient.
The selected Golder recipient then will be honored on WTTW-Channel 11 at the Golden Apple Awards Gala on Oct. 30.
Pitcock has been principal at H-F since 2008. In 2012, he was named the South Cook County Principal of the Year. Pitcock was formerly principal at Crown Point High School in Indiana. He was named 2007 State High School Principal of the Year by the Indiana Association of School Principals.
He received a doctorate in K-12 school administration from Indiana State University, a master of teaching in arts degree from Washington University and a bachelor of arts degree from Wabash College.