Teacher of the Week

Teacher of the Week

Teacher of the Week: Tuscola's Katie Wienke

Meet KATIE WIENKE, whose job at Tuscola High and East Prairie Middle School — social worker — can be as challenging as it is rewarding.

Teacher of the Week: Brian Geiss

BRIAN GEISS planned to pursue a career in physics and astronomy.

Teacher of the Week: Paul Han

Interacting with kids had always been a part of PAUL HAN's life. But that didn't mean he was going to be a teacher — or so he thought.

Teacher of the Week: Joe Meyer

Room 112 at Central High School is the "equalizer, for sure." That's where JOE MEYER teaches shop and welding class to students of all kinds.

Teacher of the Week: Jessica Creech

Meet JESSICA CREECH, an eight-year veteran who's in her fourth year teaching special-education students in grades 3 through 5 at the Middlefork School in Danville, which is part of the Vermilion Association for Special Education cooperative. So what's the most challenging thing about teaching three grade levels in one classroom?

Teacher of the Week: Alicia Bachert

Meet Unity West Elementary School first-grade teacher ALICIA BACHERT, whose classroom theme all day, every day stays the same: kindness.

Teacher of the Week: Amanda Johnston

Meet AMANDA JOHNSTON — Rantoul raised and Rantoul employed, as a second-year full-time third-grade teacher at Eastlawn Elementary School.

Entertainment listings, Dec. 20-27, 2018


This weekend


What: "Snow" will fall over the holiday tree at Center Court while three holiday songs are playing. Also, visit Santa and get a photo taken with him, make a reservation.

When: 12:25, 3:25 and 6:25 p.m. Dec. 20-24.

Where: Market Place Shopping Center, 2000 N. Neil St., C.

Teacher of the Week: Sandi Cummins

Meet SANDI CUMMINS, a math teacher at Danville First Baptist Christian. After spending 12 years at home raising three boys, friends cautioned her about returning to the profession:

Teacher of the Week: Natasha Capell

Meet NATASHA CAPELL, a science teacher at 2-year-old, nontraditional Academy High. The native Canadian believes her current work reflects what she was born to do.