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Illinois State Board of Education honoring Ogle County educators

Kimberly Radostits, the 2022 Illinois State Teacher of the Year from Oregon, speaks before a ceremony recognizing graduates of a special program at  at SVCC’s Education Symposium on Friday. Pathways provides high school students who are going into the field of education a step ahead.

NORMAL – Illinois Teacher of the Year and Ogle County Spanish teacher Kim Radostits of Oregon High School was one of a group of Ogle County educators honored Saturday at the Those Who Excel banquet at the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel and Conference Center.

The 48th annual banquet is held to recognize the talent and dedication of educators throughout the state.

Ogle County educators who were recognized include:

  • community volunteer Steve Pierce of Meridian School District 223 for excellence
  • community volunteer Karen Spaulding of Byron School District 226 for meritorious service.
  • education service personnel Roi Degner of Oregon School District 220 for meritorious service
  • education service personnel Elaine Nicholson of Meridian School 223 for meritorious service
  • the COVID-19 Response Team from Meridian School District 223 for meritorious service
  • the Administrative Assistants’ Team from Oregon School District 220 for meritorious service