Oregon High School’s ‘Ms. Rad’ named finalist for National Teacher of Year

Spanish-language instructor was selected as 2022 Illinois Teacher of Year

Kimberly Radostits embraces student Alyssa Leary on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, during a news conference announcing Radostits' nomination for 2023 National Teacher of the Year.
Alexa Zoellner

Alexa Zoellner

Alexa Zoellner covers Ogle County for the Oregon Republican Reporter, Forreston Journal, Mt. Morris Times and Polo Tri-County Press. She has seven-plus years of experience in journalism and has won numerous awards, including a first place award for investigative reporting from the WNA.