Educator of the Year Gala 2023
The 4th Annual Educator of the Year Gala will take place on Friday, April 14, 2023, at The Stern Center in Rock Island.
Friday, April 14
6 pm - 7 pm Cocktails & Hordorves (Cash bar)
7:00 pm - 7:45 pm Dinner
7:45 pm Awards Program Dancing to follow ceremony
The Stern Center 1713 3rd Ave Rock Island, IL
Dress attire: Semi-formal
Each principal nominated one educator that they feel exemplifies Educator of the Year. To be considered for an Educator of the Year, a person must exhibit the following criteria:
- The educator must have taught for at least five years.
- The educator must have evidenced exemplary skills in instructing children/young adults.
- The educator must strongly believe that all children/young adults can and will learn.
- The educator has continually shown evidence of self-motivation in seeking and engaging in professional growth activities for the purpose of improving and/or enhancing his or her educational offerings to children/young adults.
- The educator makes teaching and learning rigorous and exciting for children/young adults.
Congratulations to this year's honorees - Eugene Field - Tyler Allison, Longfellow - David Terronez, EJHS - Amanda Weber, Frances Willard - Carissa Boyd, TMLC -Janice Gbenyo, Thomas Jefferson -Dean VanVooren, HMELC - Jennifer Purvis, WJHS - Jazmin Taylor, Ridgewood - Mara Goodvin, RIHS - Michelle Greenwood, RIA - Amanda Schaubroeck, Earl Hanson -Beth Raygor, RICMS - Elisha Horn, Denkmann - Kristin Banks
Tickets to attend the gala can be purchased here. The cost to attend the Gala is $25 per person which includes, hors d'oeuvres, dinner, and dancing. There is limited seating, so first come first serve. The deadline to register is March 20th. Tickets cannot be purchased at the door. They must be purchased in advance.