Affluence & Poverty

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, …

Holiday Fun

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… …