Two District 100 educators received the Illinois State Board of Education’s Those Who Excel award for 2017/2018. These annual awards honor individuals who have made significant contributions to our state's public and nonpublic elementary and secondary schools. Excellence, Meritorious Service and Special Recognition awards are presented in seven categories: classroom teacher, school administrator/principal, student support personnel (licensed), educational service personnel (unlicensed), school board member/community volunteer; team, and early career educator. Nomination materials are evaluated by a selection committee comprised of individuals who represent a variety of educational organizations.
The results have yet to be posted on the ISBE website but the two District 100 educators who were honored are Emerson dual language kindergarten teacher, Gissell Escobedo, who received the award of merit and District 100 Literacy Coach, Leah O’Donnell, who received the award of Excellence. We are so proud to have both of these dedicated educators guiding the staff and teaching our young learners.
The recipients of the Those Who Excel awards were honored on October 28th at a banquet in Bloomington, Normal.
Congratulations Leah and Gissel for your well-deserved recognition.