• Gurnee Teacher of the Year 2019-2020



    All certified staff are eligible for this award. This includes classroom teachers, special education teachers, special area teachers (ex: music, art, P.E.), social workers, health teachers, band directors, reading or math specialists and more!

  • Kathy Shinners
    Kathy Shinners
    Gurnee Teacher of the Year

    Previous Gurnee Teacher of the Year

    • 2018-2019  Vianey Soriaga
    • 2017-2018  Traci Strieter
    • 2016-2017  Darlene Lipczynski
    • 2015-2016  Tamara Graham
    • 2014-2015  Rian Bogdala
    • 2013-2014  Roshaunda Henson
  • 2019 - 2020 School Winners

    Woodland selects a school winner from each of the five schools in the district. From the list of five finalists, an overall winner is selected for recognition as the Village of Gurnee’s Teacher of the Year. This year’s school finalists were:
    • Mrs. Concidine, Woodland Primary
    • Mrs. LeFevre, Woodland Elementary East
    • Mrs. Parrott, Woodland Elementary West
    • Mrs. Shinners, Woodland Intermediate
    • Mr. Thompson, Woodland Middle School

    News Release: Intermediate Teacher Named Woodland’s Gurnee Teacher of the Year
    April 30, 2020




    Teacher of the Year Program 2020


    • January 10- Nominations begin
    • January 31 - Deadline to submit nominations
    • April 3 - Gurnee Teacher of the Year winner announced
    • May 4 - Award Ceremony 7 p.m. Gurnee Village Hall
    • May 28 - Teacher of the Year and school winners recognized at D50 Board of Education Meeting