After retiring after 35 years teaching at La Salle-Peru High School in May 2021, Bill Booker has taken on a part time job teaching PE three days a week at Mendota Holy Cross
Thank You, Teachers
A tribute to education's local heroes
Bureau County Republican/Shaw Local News Network
La Salle-Peru High School teacher Alexandra West shares her own life experiences, from her travels to her life experiences as a woman of color, to help students connect and share their own stories to better understand multicultural literature.
As a student, she kept color-coded notes so, yes, Brittany Rynkewicz expects her students to be diligent. But the St. Bede English teacher also wants her kids to unlock their imagination and have fun.
Read our letters to Bureau County teachers submitted by students and parents to the Bureau County Republican for our 2023 Thank You Teachers
Working with kids came naturally to Devert after being the youngest of six children, working as a babysitter growing up and watching her older sister man a classroom for many years before her.
After beginning her career in education as an aid in Bureau Valley for a few years, Tracey Schoff decided to further explore her interest and pursued a full-time teaching degree. This decision has now led to a 17-year career teaching kids in BV, just as she once was.
How many teachers switch from business to education mid-career? Kelly Liebhart, a Spanish teacher at La Salle-Peru Township High School, is one of about 15% to make the big switch.
Sharon Lamps hasn’t let retirement keep her out of the classroom. She still can be found teaching at Dalzell School on Tuesdays and Thursdays shaping young minds.