Distinguished Educator Awards Ceremony

Nominate an Educator for 2021!

Each spring the Student Excellence Foundation recognizes excellence in teaching in District 200. Nominations may be made by any District 200 student, parent/guardian, alum, staff, or community member. A parent or student may nominate more than one educator; however a separate nomination form must be used for each. Any educator is eligible for nomination if he/she is currently employed by District 200; educators are not allowed to nominate themselves. Awards are given to two educators each at the preschool/elementary, middle, and high school level.

Congratulations to our previous awardees!

2020 Awardees

Annie Murray, Pleasant Hill Elementary School (3rd grade)
Lee Prior, Monroe Middle School (6th grade Language Arts)
Diane Graham, Madison Elementary School (LLC Director)
Chris Carey, Edison Middle School (Reading Specialist)
Kyle Padera, Wheaton North High School (English)
Richard Burrell, Wheaton Warrenville South High School (World Languages)

2019 Awardees
Betsy Prange, Pleasant Hill Elementary School
Jeffrey Novak, Monroe Middle School
Lisa Feeley, Madison Elementary School
Sarah Menich, Hubble Middle School
Jeffrey Potter, Wheaton North High School
David Cho, Wheaton Warrenville South High School

2018 Awardees
Kim Theodore, Hawthorne Elementary School
Kimberly Joy Minarich, Monroe Middle School
Michael Neuhaus, Wheaton North High School
Joanna Wsol, Lincoln Elementary School
Edilvergel (Edgie) Quetua, Hubble Middle School
Dr. Craig Lawrence, Wheaton Warrenville South High School

2017 Awardees
Tracy Holland, Hawthorne Elementary School
Ryan Bonnamy, Franklin Middle School
Jamie Puorto, Wheaton North High School
Gail Lobue, Johnson Elementary School
Amanda Austin, Edison Middle School
Michael Mowell, Hubble Middle School
James Claud, Wheaton Warrenville South High School

2016 Awardees
Cynthia Mielke, Lowell Elementary School
Melissa Chadwick-DeCarlo, Franklin Middle School
Robert Griegoliet, Wheaton North High School
Todd Jones, Wiesbrook Elementary School
Tod Harper, Edison Middle School
Joanne Wegscheid, Edison Middle School / Wheaton Warrenville South High School

2015 Awardees
Megan Bostrom, Whittier Elementary School
Donna Kozica, District Social Worker / Hubble Middle School
Matthew Scheffler, Wheaton Warrenville South High School

2014 Awardees
Maryanne Minser, Lowell Elementary School
Katelyn Lewis, Monroe Middle School
Betty Basista-Ronaldson, Wheaton North High School

2013 Awardees
Deanna Bero, Lincoln Elementary School
Heidi Galassi, Edison Middle School
Jon Nowortya, Wheaton North High School

2012 Awardees
Emily Hull, Whittier Elementary School
Carrie Provost, Franklin Middle School
Phillip Culcasi, Wheaton-Warrenville High School

2011 Awardees
Susan Connelly, Longfellow Elementary School
Alice Schutzenhofer, Monroe Middle School
Benjamin Peterselli, Wheaton North High School

2010 Awardees
Anne McDonald, Lowell Elementary School
Carrie Provost, MS Orchestra
Gordon Krauspe, Wheaton-Warrenville South High School