One of my favorite “perks” about being the Illinois Teacher of the Year is that I get to attend random events where I find myself seated next to incredible educators. We exchange funny anecdotes about education in our respective communities. We compare. We contrast. We laugh. We share our frustrations. Last night was no exception, […]
Though I haven’t fully processed all that has occurred within the last week–and it’s quite possible that I never will–I feel like I am ready to divulge my random takeaways from what was both the most incredible and the most challenging week of my life. And here they are… The 2018 STOYs are a mighty […]
It was a big day in English III today. “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
Highlights from December included serving as Parade Marshal for Dwight’s annual Christmas parade with my favorite person, as well as working with the most amazing people (they call me “Buddy the Elf.”). I was also honored to be recognized at the December Illinois State Board of Education meeting. So many things to be thankful for… […]
The Illinois Education Association has been so supportive of me, and I am so grateful to be a part of such an incredible organization that advocates for educators! They sent a news crew to my classroom a few weeks ago to interview my students and colleagues. It was a fun day! Illinois Education Association Video […]
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