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School District 300 Foundation for Educational Excellence Honors 2019 Educator and Employee of the Year Winners

Algonquin, IL — The School District 300 Foundation for Educational Excellence announced the 2019 Distinguished Educator and Employee of the Year at its annual awards celebration. Jesus Romero, who teaches a preschool class within Lakewood Elementary School, and Brandann Freeman, custodian at Perry Elementary School, were presented with the awards at Pinstripes South Barrington on April 16, 2019.

The event, which had more than 400 attendees, honored all teachers and school employees nominated by each of District 300’s 26 schools, as well as recipients of 2019-20 Innovation and Large Project Grants from the Foundation. Grants awarded this year totaled over $30,000.

Educator of the Year Jesus Romero:
Innovative preschool teacher “pours his heart into his work”

Employee of the Year Brendann Freeman:
Passionate listener & problem-solver always ready to help.

Educator of the Year Jesus Romero

Employee of the Year Brendann Freeman

D300 Foundation Large Grant takes 60 students from the district’s three high schools to the Starline Gallery in Harvard to participate in 5 different workshops.

Annual Golf Outing Fundraiser Raises Over $21,000

Thank you to all our generous sponsors, donors and volunteers who helped make our event so successful.  Our annual “Tee Up for Excellence in Education” golf outing fundraiser raised over $21,000.  Proceeds from this event will allow us to fund Innovation grants for individual classroom programs and Large grants for district-wide projects.

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