Wills began at Morris Community High School in 2007
Thank You, Teachers
A tribute to education's local heroes
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After graduating from Coal City High School, Jeremy Unger obtained his teaching degree from the University of St. Francis in 2009, where he played tennis. After graduation, he returned to his hometown as a math teacher and tennis coach.
Sampson changed his entire perspective and choose to go into education in the hopes of having the same lasting impact as his uncle.
Sister Debrah, who has been a beloved school teacher for 48 years, said she will retire from Immaculate Conception School at the end of the year.
When Michelle Erickson played as a young girl, she wrote on an old chalkboard her dad salvaged as her brother sat in a chair as the student with leftover classroom worksheets her second-grade teacher had let her take home.
Read our letters submitted by students and parents to the Morris Herald-News for our 2023 Thank You Teachers special edition
What do math and art have in common?For most people – nothing, the subjects are incomparable. But for Morris High school math teacher Nick Murphy, the two subjects are one and the same.
Kim Struck discovered her love of music in second grade, her music teacher Barbara Ewalt filled her classroom with a room with so much love and happiness that Struck immersed herself in all genres of music.
Seneca High School science teacher Terry Maxwell leads in the classroom, on the football field and in advocating for nature with students.
Betsy Cowherd never thought about being anything other than a teacher, even as a child.
What do disc golf and rubber chickens have to do with math? Students at Minooka Community High School know it’s all a part of teacher Jason Allen’s class.
Even as a child, Dave Raffel was a teacher, whether it was assisting during Bible study, or tutoring throughout his academic career he knew he had a knack for working with kids.
Blumberg came from a home of educators, and became one himself