Jamie Dunlap became a business teacher at Geneva High School because of a boring accounting instructor – and she took a circuitous road to get there.
Thank You, Teachers
A tribute to education's local heroes
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Pat Frederick is retiring as a Geneva High School band director this year after 29 years with District 304.
After nearly 30 years of teaching seventh grade social studies, James Cook is retiring from Geneva Middle School North.
Read our letters submitted by students and parents to the Kane County Chronicle for our 2023 Thank You Teachers special edition
Corron Elementary School teachers Amanda Clabough and Abby Ortega know how language can be a barrier.
Cindy Babich, who has been an English teacher in the Kaneland school district for about 10 years, will leave her classroom at Blackberry Creek Elementary School next fall for the new IgKnight Academy.
Batavia High School English teacher Amber Jirsa was named the Illinois State Board of Education Teacher of the Year for the North Suburbs region and was in the running for 2023 Illinois Teacher of the Year.
Middle school Industrial Arts teacher Michael Livorsi is nominated for a Kane County Educator of the Year award.
Rotolo Middle School math teacher Kristy Giesen is a recipient of a meritorious service award from the Illinois State Board of Education this year.
Adrienne Geiseman has helped one high school student excel on the swim team.
Ronald Zeman is retiring after 15 years as principal of Western Avenue Elementary School in Geneva.
Teacher Daniel Ponczek was never good at math while growing up. Now as an educator, he has a special place in his heart for students who struggle with the subject.
Elgin Community College professor, students honor Native Americans with college’s first Land Acknowledgment Statement
History professor Antonio Ramirez and his students created a Land Acknowledgment Statement last fall, which honors the indigenous people who once lived on the land where Elgin Community College is now located.
Tara Ehrenberg switched from teaching general education students to students with multi-needs at Marklund Day School in Geneva several years ago. She's never looked back, and plans to work with this population throughout her career.
Lisa Hatfield is Batavia Public School District 101's fifth grade band and orchestra teacher.