ISBE 2020 Those Who Excel Awards

Since 1970, the Illinois State Board of Education has sponsored Those Who Excel to honor individuals who have made significant contributions to our state's public and nonpublic elementary and secondary schools. Awards are presented in five categories: school administrator, student support personnel, educational service personnel, community volunteer, and teams. Nomination materials are evaluated by a selection committee comprised of individuals who represent a variety of educational organizations.

We would like to congratulate the following employees for being recognized through the Those Who Excel Awards for their outstanding performance!

Horeni, GinaGannon, MariaHenry, SamanthaHoltrup, Melissa

From left to right:

Paul Windsor, Principal of Lakeview Jr. High, received the Meritorious Service Award in the category of Administrator.

Gina Horeni, Social Worker at Lakeview Jr. High, received the Meritorious Service Award in the category of Student Support Personnel.

Maria Gannon, Administrative Assistant at Lakeview Jr. High, received the Meritorious Service Award in the category of Educational Support Personnel. 

Samantha Henry, 5th Grade Teacher at Prairieview School, received the Excellence Award in the category of Early Career Educator. 

Melissa Holtrup, 2nd Grade Teacher at Elizabeth Ide School, received the Meritorious Service Award in the category of Classroom Teacher.