A contest designed to shine a spotlight on all teachers in Illinois and the incredible work they do. Twenty-five teachers selected from all those that are nominated will each receive Back 2 School kits for their classroom, a gift basket of goodies, and will be our guest at a champagne reception in their honor.
Nominations can be made through the B2SA website. Anyone can submit an application on behalf of an Illinois teacher (including teachers). Twenty-five (25) teachers will be chosen from all entries.
Contest Runs: January 10 – April 1, 2023 (Winners will be selected by April 11, 2023)
Reception Date: May 2, 2023
Each teacher will be allowed to bring one guest to the celebratory reception. Individuals that nominated the teachers will also be invited to attend.
Reception Location: Chicago (TBD)
Fifteen teachers were selected in 2022 including:
- Megan O’Rourke – Learn Campbell Campus, Chicago
- Amy Kelley – Marseilles Elementary School, Marseilles
- Kathryn Jones – Springfield Southeast High School, Springfield
- Jill Hubbard – Montessori Academy for Peace, Decatur
- Beth Ballantini – Irvington Grade School, Irvington
- Becky Criner – Mulberry Grove Elementary, Mulberry Grove
- Deneeda Rivers – Calumet Middle School, Calumet Park
- Edmond Kelly Jr. – Walther Christian Academy, Melrose Park
- Amarillys Vazquez – Coleman Elementary, Elgin
- Deacon Faulkner – Neoga High School, Neoga
- Amani Ghusein – Dawes Elementary School, Chicago
- Christine McKelvey – North Elementary School, Des Plaines
- Breonna Dixon – Acero Jovita Idar, Chicago
- Elsie Damas – Carlos Fuentes Elementary School, Chicago
- Danielle Yelverto – Harvard Elementary School, Chicago
2022 Sponsors Included: