CONGRATULATIONS to Mr. Andrew Hillier, FRENCH Teacher at McHenry Community High School & NOVEMBER “Teacher of the Month” WINNER from Home State Bank on Star 105.5! Enjoy the attached pictures & winning letter below!
Pictured: McHenry Banking Center Manager, Mark Schlagel…Teacher, Mr. Hillier…Student, Megan…Star 105’s DJ Clinto.
Teacher: Mr. Andrew Hillier (pronounced HILL-YER)
School: McHenry Community High School
Pictured – (l to r) Brett Berg, Home State Bank Vice President – Director of Marketing…Star 105.5’s DJ Clinto…Video & letter writer, Tessa…Mrs. Kim Reed…Jay Little, Home State Bank Personal Banking Counselor.
CONGRATULATIONS to Miss Paige Economos, 3rd Grade Teacher at Deer Path Elementary in Cary & SEPTEMBER “Teacher of the Month” WINNER from Home State Bank on Star 105.5! Enjoy the winning letter below & a picture is attached!
Our family wanted to nominate Ms Paige Economos for the kind, fun, spunky teacher she is! She is an educator that thinks outside the box. Her focus is growth mindset learning, which we love in our home! You need someone to wear a costume for an assembly? Ask Ms. Economos! You need a server for Culver’s night? Ask Ms. Economos! She is engaged and dedicated to the success of Deer Path Elementary. When my son comes home from school, he tells me how Ms. E teaches the material in an interesting way. Usually he is telling me his day with a British accent because he is learning all sorts of fun accents from his teacher! She is kind, fun and friendly, while teaching the needed material. From a parent’s perspective, I am so grateful that my son has the privilege of being around a teacher who is ‘on his side’. She wants her students to succeed. When you think of an ideal teacher, you would think of Ms. Economos- great communicator, good listener, always has a smile on her face, patient, supportive of our school’s PTO, asks the parents for feedback and genuinely cares about her class. Each student has different needs and Ms. E meets those needs, professionally and privately. My son needs a standing desk and other materials to stay focused during the school day. She had already read his notes and had everything ready to go at ‘back to school’ night. She knows her students; Deer Path is lucky to have her. For these reasons and so many more, we hope Star 105.5 recognizes Paige Economos for the work she is doing in District 26!
Thank you to Home State Bank and Star 105.5 for giving parents and students this platform to recognize exceptional teachers!
2017-2018 TEACHER OF THE YEAR:
CONGRATULATIONS to Mr. Nick Watson, STEM Coach at Parkland School in McHenry!
A lot of thought goes into the MONTH winners, but it takes a teacher like Mr. Watson for TEACHER OF THE YEAR! Mr. Watson goes above & beyond by not only changing his student’s lives, but the lives of their parents & his co-workers too for many years to come!
CONGRATULATIONS to our TEACHER OF THE YEAR 2017-2018, Mr. Nick Watson, STEM Coach (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) at Parkland School in McHenry & most recently, DECEMBER “Teacher of the Month” WINNER, from Home State Bank on Star 105.5!