Congratulations to the six District 15 recipients of this year's 2017-18 Illinois State Board of Education Those Who Excel Awards! They were honored by the Board of Education at its Nov. 8 meeting.
Each year, ISBE's Those Who Excel awards program honors outstanding teachers, administrators, student support personnel, educational service personnel, and community members for their exceptional contributions to schools throughout the state.
Lisa Kearney, Willow Bend Elementary School: Award of Excellence, Student Support Personnel
Margaret "Peggy" Babcock, former Board of Education President: Award of Recognition, Board Member
Nicole Gavin, Carl Sandburg Junior High School: Award of Recognition, Early Career Educator
Laura Pokrajac, Walter R. Sundling Junior High School: Award of Recognition, Classroom Teacher
Lauren Rose Colianni (5th Grade),
Melissa Warder (2nd Grade),
Donna Zimmerman (1st Grade),
Sandra Lahoz (Bilingual Kindergarten),
Suzy Hardiman (Reading Specialist), and
Laurie Scarpelli (Music),
Lake Louise School Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) Green Team: Award of Recognition, Team category