Distinguished Educator of the Year
Purpose of the Award
The District 300 Foundation for Educational Excellence seeks
to enhance and extend learning opportunities for all District 300 students. By annually honoring a District 300 classroom
educator who best meets the award criteria, it is the hope that the excellence that exists in many of our classrooms will
District 300 Educator of the Year Award Criteria
• The educator nominee must have at least 5 years of District 300 teaching experience and be at
least 5 years from anticipated retirement.
• The educator nominee should display innovative techniques of instruction
and motivation of
learners that maximize student achievement.
• By example the educator nominee
should inspire colleagues to employ innovative techniques
and best practices.
• The educator nominee should display
a willingness to share her/his expertise that leads
colleagues down the path toward exemplary performance.
educator nominee should demonstrate through daily practice, an understanding of the
needs of learners and
what it takes to bring them to high levels of achievement.
Each school in District 300 is encouraged to annually establish a nominating committee of no less than three certified
staff members to determine whether a nomination should be submitted. Should it be decided that a nomination is to be submitted;
the school nominating committee will complete and submit the application by the required date. Questions regarding the process
should be directed to Pat Ehmann, Foundation Administrative Assistant, at: email@example.com
Deadline for Nominations
Friday, February 10,
2017. Nomination forms are electronically submitted to The District 300
Foundation for Educational Excellence.
The Selection Committee will consist of no less that five District 300 certified retirees and
at least one member of the Board of Trustees of the District 300 Foundation for Educational Excellence.
The Foundation’s Distinguished District 300 Educator Award will be announced and presented
at the annual Awards Celebration in April.
Past Distinguished Educators of the Year
2015 Michael York, Hampshire Elementary School
2014 Stephen Fodor,
Westfield Community School
2013 Jennifer O'Donnell, Lakewood
2012 Cynthia Schneider, Jacobs High School
2011 Kristine Pizzolato,
Dundee Middle School
Anderson, Neubert Elementary School
2009 Barb Jones, Lincoln Prairie Elementary School
Carolyn Szabo, Dundee Middle School
2008 Nancy Hatcher, Liberty Elementary School