Teacher of the Week

Teacher of the Week

Teacher of the Week: Mike Kietzman

Today, we're wrapping up our popular Teacher of the Week series for the school year with a man who's wrapping up a 33-year teaching career this week. The series will resume in August, but feel free to nominate a difference-making educator throughout the summer.

Teacher of the Week: Abby Donovan

On Wednesdays, we'll spotlight a difference-making area educator.

This week, meet Abby Donovan, a first-grade teacher at Kenwood Elementary School who says building relationships with each of her students is one of the most important things she does. She loves the challenge of "figuring out how each child learns academically and socially" each year.

Teacher of the Week: Linda Boyer

On Wednesdays, we'll spotlight a difference-making area educator. This week, meet Linda Boyer, who's retiring in June after 43 years of teaching first grade at Danville Lutheran School. After all these years, Boyer still brings lots of enthusiasm to the classroom each day.

Teacher of the Week: Laura Bruce

Meet Laura Bruce, a kindergarten teacher at Carrie Busey Elementary who has no need for a personal desk in her classroom.

"I took it out to make more room for kindergarten," she said.

She says she has a passion for building relationships with students and their families, which fits in well with the theme at her school.

Teacher of the Week: Gary Pinkerton

On Wednesdays, we'll spotlight a difference-making area educator. To nominate a teacher, tweet to education reporter @Nicole_Lafond with the hashtag #TeacherOfTheWeek.

Teacher of the Week: Annette Lockhart

On Wednesdays, we'll spotlight a difference-making area educator. To nominate a teacher, tweet to education reporter @Nicole_Lafond with the hashtag #TeacherOfTheWeek.

This week, meet Annette Lockhart, a first-grade teacher at Maple School in Hoopeston who's retiring at the end of the year.

Teacher of the Week: Morgan Rausch

n Wednesdays, we'll spotlight a difference-making area educator. To nominate a teacher, tweet to education reporter @Nicole_Lafond with the hashtag "#TeacherOfTheWeek."

Teacher of the Week: Chris Townsend

On Wednesdays, we'll spotlight a difference-making area educator. To nominate a teacher, tweet to education reporter @Nicole_Lafond with the hashtag #TeacherOfTheWeek.

Teacher of the Week: Julie Bequette

On Wednesdays, we'll spotlight a difference-making area educator. To nominate a teacher, tweet to education reporter @Nicole_Lafond with the hashtag "#TeacherOfTheWeek."

This week, meet Julie Bequette, a German teacher at Urbana High School who says her instruction style is unique, just like the language she teaches.

Teacher of the Week: Andrea Byram

On Wednesdays, we'll spotlight a difference-making area educator. To nominate a teacher, tweet to education reporter @Nicole_Lafond with the hashtag #TeacherOfTheWeek.