Making it back to the stateline was always a goal for Kayla Hedlund and now she's developing a foundation for her teaching career right here at home.
Making it back to the stateline was always a goal for Kayla Hedlund and now she’s developing a foundation for her teaching career right here at home.
Making kids comfortable is key for educators and Nick Muench makes a concentrated effort every day to make the students at Immanuel Luthern School feel welcome.
Miss Nelson also uses some of the magical creatures from the books to encourage students to be the best version of themselves.
Patti Luevano didn’t start off as a teacher, but a change in careers had led to nearly 30 years in Rockton classrooms helping give students the support they need.
Ms. Magden pushes her kids to express themselves, often making them the teachers so they develop their own opinions to share with the class.
Liliana has been teaching in the stateline for nearly a decade and is using her bilingual skills to teach kids in both English and Spanish.
Michael Kusek became interested in history at a young age. He’s now using his passion to help his students reach their full potential.
Amber Dimond decided to make a change after teaching at Rockford Lutheran Academy. That desire led her to the brand new Constance Lane Elementary to get a fresh start in a brand new facility.
Erin Fjellend began her teaching career in Iowa before leaving the classroom for some roles as a consultant. You can now find her at Seth Whitman Elementary School, where she made her return to teaching three years ago to be more hands on with students once again.
Jason Mondello has been around music since he was in 2nd grade. His vast experience is being used to help connect with his students and help them toward their own musical careers.
Our series highlights educators across the stateline going the extra mile to help their students learn and grow.
Congratulations to Freeport Middle School ELA teacher Jessie Diduch, our latest Teacher of the Week.
Joanne Gallagher is retiring after 22 years as a teacher at Lena-Winslow Elementary School.
Cindy Kelly is retiring after 30 years teaching at Rosecrance’s adolescent residential treatment facility.