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First Grade Teacher Nancy Anding was among 27 educators from throughout the state who were honored by the Illinois State Board of Education last month for outstanding achievement in 2011-12.
The ceremonies, which took place at the Governor’s Mansion in Springfield, are designed to recognize teachers in Illinois “who have gone above and beyond expectations on a daily basis,” according to State Superintendent Christopher A. Koch. “They are professionals who set a high bar for themselves and work with the best interest of their students in mind at all times.”
Anding was cited after being named winner of the Illinois Veterans of Foreign Wars State Citizenship Education K-5 Teacher Award earlier this year.
ISBE’s Exemplary Teacher Recognition commendation program is in its second year. The Illinois Federation of Teachers and Illinois Education Association are co-sponsors of the program.
“We know teachers across Illinois do outstanding work with their students every day,” said IFT President Dan Montgomery. “This event is a great way to highlight top teachers who have been recognized by the private sector and professional organizations as true experts in the areas in which they teach.”