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Celebrate Our Stars: Distinguished Educator Awards 2021

June 9, 2021 - September 20, 2021




This annual event brings together students, parents, and educators to Celebrate Our District 200 Stars! The recipients of the 2021 Distinguished Educator Awards are:


Jennifer Wecker: Emerson Elementary School (Physical Education)
Julie Michalak: Monroe Middle School (English Learning)
Erin Moodie: Wheaton North High School (English, Theater)

Kimberly Kern: Whittier Elementary School (4th Grade)
Joanne Klein: Edison Middle School (Fast Paced Language Arts)
Gloria Latta: Wheaton Warrenville South High School (Biology)

Laura Bellanca: Virtual Academy (1st Grade)

The recipient of the 2021 Golden Star Award for a retired educator is:

Andrew Samide, 37 years at Wheaton North High School (Mathematics)

We could not celebrate in person this year, which provided the unique opportunity to hear from each of our “Stars” by video. We hope you will enjoy this culmination of our Distinguished Educator Award nominations.



June 9, 2021
September 20, 2021


Vicki Sebela
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