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Hoffman Estates High School Teacher Ryan Brown Earns Golden Apple Award Nomination

A District 211 teacher is a finalist for a prestigious Golden Apple Award, which recognizes teachers’ contributions to building a better-educated and strong society through the art of excellent teaching. Ryan Brown, English teacher and boys’ gymnastics coach at Hoffman Estates High School, was nominated for a Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching. He is one of 32 finalists for the award out of 510 initial nominees and 215 applications. “This has been an amazing year for me professionally,” Brown said. “I’ve spent the last 13 years honing my craft, learning from teachers whom I admire and love. They have taught me more ...

Teacher Feature: HEHS’ Ryan Brown

  "Students see that the things they learned here at HEHS and with me, whether it’s in the gym, through other activities, or in the classroom, have benefitted them in life. That is the whole reason that I am doing this.” When Ryan Brown was a student at Hoffman Estates High School, little did he know he would return to walk the halls again as a teacher and coach. Although he had dreams of becoming a doctor and breaking the family mold of working in education, he realized his true passion is for writing, literature, and books. “When I got through my senior year, Kathy Wandro [retired HEHS teacher] was my teacher, and it was at that point ...