Lincoln-Way East teacher honored
July 19, 2012 1:56PM
Illinois State Board of Education chairman Gery Chico (left) and state superintendent of education Christopher Koch (right) congratulate Lincoln-Way East High School teacher Wendy Hegarty for her performance in the classroom. | Supplied Photo
Updated: August 23, 2012 6:13AM
A teacher at Lincoln-Way East High School was honored by the Illinois State Board of Education and two state teacher associations recently for her performance in the classroom.
Wendy Hegarty, who teaches economics, was among 29 educators from across the state honored at the Exemplary Teacher Recognition Award Luncheon in Springfield.
The luncheon was hosted by the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois Education Association and the Illinois Federation of Teachers.
“These are teachers who go above and beyond expectations on a daily basis,” Christopher Koch, state superintendent of education, said in a press release issued by the Illinois State Board of Education.
“They are professionals who set a high bar for themselves and work with the best interest of their students in mind at all times,” Koch said. “We join their colleagues and local communities in recognizing them for their excellent skills and dedication.”
Hegarty was selected by the Illinois Council for Economic Education.
“It was nice to talk to teachers in other fields at the luncheon,” Hegarty said. “I am grateful to the Illinois Council for Economic Education for nominating me for this honor.”
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