Principal Odiotti Nominated for Golden Apple Award

Dr.  Odiotti was  selected as a finalist for the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Leadership. Only nine finalists were selected from more than 120 nominated school leaders from across Illinois.

The Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Leadership honors exemplary performance in school leadership by a principal or head of school who has had a significant and sustained positive impact on the school, created a culture of inclusivity and delivered dramatic student growth.

“The school leaders we are recognizing have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to supporting the teachers and students in their building – whether in person or virtually – as we collectively navigate a challenging environment,”           –Alan Mather, President of Golden Apple

Academic achievement during Dr. Odiotti’s tenure has been extraordinary.
According to a 2020 National Student Clearinghouse Report on Low Income High Schools,
in 2019 the college enrollment rate was 29%

in 2020 the rate dropped precipitously to 19.7%

at CRSM the 2020 college enrollment rate was 90%


“We must stay nimble and flexible. This is especially true now in regards to managing the realities of this pandemic. We need to realize that we will have to constantly adapt and change what we do this academic year to ensure that we offer the best and safest educational experience possible.”                                                                                   -Dr. Michael Odiotti