District Awards 2019
Superhereos empowered the night of celebration!
It was a night of celebration and school pride as staff and community volunteers gathered for the annual “District Awards.”
Every year, Naperville 203 honors its outstanding staff and community at the Those Who Excel Awards.
The 2018 Rebecca Smith-Andoh award went to a teacher who celebrates her students’ diverse backgrounds and develops culturally relevant lessons, Alisha Smith, Math Intervention Specialist, Scott Elementary School.
The Arlo Schilling First Year Teacher honors the former North Central College president. This year’s recipient was Brett Kirk, fifth grade teacher at Scott Elementary School.
Those Who Excel is a state-wide program conducted by the Illinois State Board of Education. The Those Who Excel “All-Star Team” will go on to represent Naperville 203 at the statewide awards this fall.
2019 All Star Team
Classroom Teacher: Jessica Golz, Learning Commons Teacher, Mill Street Elementary School
Community/School Board: Donna Wandke, Board of Education Member
Educational Support Personnel: Molly Klassen, Job Coach, Connections
Outstanding Early Educator: Heidi Nelson, Fourth Grade Dual-Language, Mill Street Elementary School
School Administrator/Principal: Erin Marker, Principal, Kingsley Elementary School
Student Support Personnel: Elizabeth Simpkin, School Nurse, Mill Street Elementary School
Team: Naperville Central World Cultures Team, Georganne Gabrielli, Lynne Hanley, Todd Holmberg, Miguel Silva, and Letitia Zwickert
The evening concluded with a performance from the Naperville North Step Team.