Those Who Excel announce excellence in education award banquet - – Rockford’s News Leader

Those Who Excel announce excellence in education award banquet


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

Classroom Teacher

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

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