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.
Brandi Costa teaches special education for 3rd, 4th and 6th graders at Oregon Elementary School.
Jeremy Toledo teaches music class to students from kindergarten to middle school at St. Rita’s Catholic School.
Sarah Fey teaches first grade at Holy Family Catholic School, and she is 13 WREX’s latest Teacher of the Week.
Ken Franchi teaches 5th grade at Mary Morgan Elementary School in Byron, and he is our latest Teacher of the Week.
Troy Yunk is the art teacher and boys track coach at Belvidere North High School.
Mrs. Hansen teaches second grade at St. Bridget’s Catholic School in Loves Park.
Arlene Torres teaches preschool and Spanish at Concordia Lutheran School.
Kyra Newnam is a Harlem High School teacher who teaches four different classes in social studies.
Matt Protz teaches fifth grade social studies at North Boone Upper Elementary School.
Haley Gleitz-Helt is a first grade teacher at Iqra School in Rockford.
Brian Maier teaches economics, history, and business law at Guilford High School. He has been teaching for 17 years.