Serena Hills teacher Andrea Beaty learned she received the Golden Apple award March 24. (Photo by Tom Houlihan/H-F Chronicle)
The surprise announcement was accompanied by balloons, flowers, cameras, family members, small children — and tears.
Andrea Beaty learned she was named one of the Chicago area’s top teachers when a parade of well-wishers burst into the gym at Serena Hills School on Friday.
“You’re a Golden Apple winner,” Principal Shari Demitrowicz told Beaty, who had been conducting a teaching session. Her . . .