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2019 Educator of the Year Winners!
Regional Superintendent Award
Rachel Rodriguez, Central High School, District 301
Private/Parochial Teacher Award
James Kidston, Elgin Academy
Educational Service Personnel Award
Susan Sensor, Blackberry Creek Elementary, District 302
Student Support Personnel Award
Karen Osborne, Fox Meadow Elementary, District U-46
Early Career Educator Award
Kevin Ryan Ongtengco, West Aurora High School, District 129
Preschool Teacher of the Year
Denise Halleran, O’Donnell Elementary, District 131
Elementary School Teacher of the Year
Christine Purnell, Kaneland John Stewart Elementary, District 302
Middle School Teacher of the Year
Katherine White-Seydel, Carpentersville Middle School, District 300
High School Teacher of the Year
Derek Sutor, Geneva High School, District 304
School Administrator of the Year
Stephen Morrill, Thompson Middle School, District 303
Educator of the Year 2019
Tina Scruggs, Prairie Knolls Middle School, District 301
The Kane County Regional Office of Education held the 44 th Annual Educator of the Year Ceremony on May 3, 2019 at the Q Center in St. Charles. The event honored 36 distinguished educators that were nominated by local committees and are seen as having the respect and admiration of students, parents, co-workers, and community members. They play active and useful roles in their communities and in their schools, often distinguishing themselves as leaders.

AA# 2001 - Illinois Performance Evaluation Training - NEW JUNE DATE
In additional to the July, August and September dates, we have now added a June option for the Admin Academy #2001!

This course will be held on June 18th and 19th from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM each day at the Kane County ROE offices.

AA #1815 - Meeting Tips, Tools and Techniques to Achieve Results
Participants will learn skills and strategies to design and plan effective meetings including purpose, process, preparation and pacing. This course will help participants apply facilitation tools and techniques to actively engage all team members. They will examine and assess the various methods to identify, implement, and monitor team decisions. As a result of this academy, participants will think differently and make their meetings matter.

Illinois Online Academy
Summer is quickly approaching! It feel like yesterday we were in the heart of winter, but we have defrosted and are approaching the end of the school year.

Illinois Online Academy offers online courses at your own pace for a great way to sharpen your knowledge and gain PD and/or graduate hours!

The Progress Report: Summer Slide
This week's post in The Progress Report talks about "Summer Slide" and what initiates you can take as an educator to help students avoid the "summer slide." A very appropriate blog post as we near the end of the school year!

The Progress Report is a collaborative discussion space for professional learning. If there are any topics that you would like to see a post on or guest write yourself,  please contact Katie Algrim.

Kane County Juvenile Justice Council Award Winner
Congratulations to this year's Kane County Juvenile Justice Council award winner, Ivan Carmona, who attends Dream Academy in Elgin won the Outstanding Student Award!

2020 Illinois Teacher of the Year Those Who Excel - Nominations
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is accepting nominations for the  2020 Illinois Teacher of the Year and Those Who Excel  awards.

Nominations are open in several categories, including:
  • Classroom Teacher (Licensed)
  • Early Career Educator
  • Education Service Personnel (Unlicensed)
  • School Administrator
  • School Board Member/Community Volunteer
  • Student Support Personnel (Licensed)
  • Team

All nominations for the 2020 Illinois Teacher of the Year and Those Who Excel awards are due by June 3, 2019. View the nomination form and learn more at
Upcoming & Ongoing Workshops
AA#3000,3001,3002 – Principal/Teacher Evaluator Retraining
Dates: June 13, 2019
Location: Kane ROE
Cost: $150
AA#1801 – Gathering Evidence During Observations and Conferencing
Dates: June 10, 2019
Location: Kane ROE
Cost: $150