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IFT Members Recognized for Outstanding Performance

6/16/2014

The IFT joined with the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and the Illinois Education Association earlier this month to honor 29 educators from around the state for excellence in their fields during the 2013-14 school year. Among the honorees at the fourth annual Exemplary Teacher Recognition Award Luncheon in Springfield were seven IFT members who were awarded by their professional organizations for expertise and dedication.

Luncheon

Award-winning IFT members were:

Eryn Blaser, Elementary Art Educator of the Year (Illinois Art Education Association), Local 943


Danielle Gladstone,
Star in the Classroom (Econ Illinois), AFT Local 604


Ray Kinzi
e, Star in the Classroom (Econ Illinois), Local 1

 

Luncheon
Brittney Klemenswicz,
Young Professional Middle School Physical Education Teacher of the Year (Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance), Local 943


Justin N
owak, Illinois Middle School Physical Education Teacher of the Year (Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance), Local 1


Luncheon
Jeanette Thompson,
Secondary Art Educator of the Year (Illinois Art Education Association), Local 4343


Debora
h Zeilner, Star in the Classroom (Econ Illinois), Local 1


Marcia Campbell, IFT Secretary-Treasurer, represented our union at the luncheon. President Dan Montgomery praised the efforts of all the outstanding educators.

“We are delighted to honor these educators for all they do for the communities they serve,” said Montgomery. “We recognize how these dedicated teachers go above and beyond for their students every day and represent the high quality of teaching taking place throughout the state.”

A complete list of the 2013-14 Exemplary Teacher honorees is available here.

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