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On the Road with the Illinois Teacher of the Year Brian Curtin

When Schaumburg High School English Teacher Brian Curtin was named the 2012-2013 Illinois Teacher of the Year, little did he know what to expect. Since the announcement in October 2012, Curtin said he is experiencing opportunities he never would have thought possible. “This honor has been big for District 211, and I have looked at being Teacher of the Year like this from the beginning,” Curtin said. “Not only am I able to share my messages, but I also am taking the District’s message and spreading that around. Everyone knows that I am a District 211 teacher, and this honor is putting us on the map because they look at the Teacher of the ...

Eleven District 211 Teachers Earn National Board Certification Credentials

Professional development of teachers is a vital source of academic innovation in the classroom. Throughout the years, many District 211 teachers have successfully completed the highest professional certification credentials in the teaching field. This academic year, 11 teachers have earned National Board Certification credentials from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). This prestigious certification is completed over the course of a year, and candidates must successfully navigate various assessments to earn their credentials. District 211 now has 132 National Board Certified teachers, fourth among Illinois school ...

English Teacher Brian Curtin Prepares for ‘Life-Changing Experience’ as Illinois Teacher of the Year

Though what Schaumburg High School English Teacher Brian Curtin calls a humbling honor and credits to the many educators, students, parents, and family members who have shaped him into the teacher he is today, the 2012-2013 Illinois Teacher of the Year said this award is the beginning of a life-changing opportunity. Curtin, who was named the 2012-2013 Illinois Teacher of the Year by the Illinois Board of Education on Oct. 20, in Bloomington, Ill., plans to use this honor as a way to spread an educational message of collaboration, communication, and working together that inspired him as a teacher. “I see this award as an opportunity for an ...