Some outstanding educators were awarded for their hard work in the Stateline.
Those Who Excel hosted its Excellence in Education Awards in Rockford. It's to highlight educators in Rockford Public Schools making a difference in the lives of students.
"I would say most of the time people are amazed that other people recognize what they do because they feel like they're like everyone else and we have a huge number of excellent people on this school district," Co-Chair of Those Who Exel, Carol Wehmeyer said.
Here is a list of the award winners from the banquet:
Student Support Personnel Licensed
Winner: Cristie Larson, Carlson Elementary School
Nominated: Jenna Cooper, Fairview Early Childhood Center
Winner: "Serious About Science, RESA Middle School
Winner: Cory Schrank, Guilford High School
Educational Service Personnel
Winner: Hussein Hussein, Rolling Green Elementary
Nominated: Jan DiMarco, White Swan Elementary School
Nominated: Ruth Filz, Carlson Elementary School
School Board/Community Volunteer
Winner: Roxanna Garcia, Rolling Green Elementary School
Nominated: Pam Iasparro, Carlson Elementary School
Winner: Morgan Teske, East High School
Nominated: Heather Babcock-Kuligowski, Auburn High School
Nominated: Barbara Diaz, Barbour Dual Language Academy
Nominated: Danyelle Finley, East High School
Nominated: Kourtni Gray, Roosevelt High School
Nominated: Tara Hammer, Carlson Elementary School
Nominated: Ann Holliday, Rolling Green Elementary School