ISBE is now accepting 2020 Teacher of the Year nominations

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is accepting nominations for the 2020 Illinois Teacher of the Year and Those Who Excel awards. The awards honor individuals who have made significant contributions to Illinois’ public and nonpublic preK-12 schools. Any person or organization may submit nominations for the awards.

ISBE will announce the 2020 Teacher of the Year and recognize all of the Those Who Excel award winners at a banquet this fall. The 2020 Teacher of the Year award marks 45 years of ISBE’s program celebrating the top educators in Illinois.

“Illinois’ educators are so dynamic; they are constantly learning, growing and finding new ways to excel,” said State Superintendent of Education Dr. Carmen I. Ayala. “Teacher Appreciation Week gives us an opportunity to pause and reflect on the tremendous positive impact educators have on our children and communities. Nominating an educator for the 2020 Teacher of the Year or a Those Who Excel award gives back to those who have given us so much.

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