• All award incentives were contributed by 

    Ms. Kimberly Cook, Fieldcrest's Principal, Mr. Glen Greene, Chateaux's Principal, and                  Mr. Kevin Johns, Mae Jemison's Principal

  • Chateaux School - Ms. Melone

    by Chateaux Year Published: 2020

    Ms. Melone is our music teacher and all-around performance/assembly guru.  She has been our music teacher at Chateaux for over 15 years.  Besides being our music teacher, she assists with our internal sub and is always quick to lend a hand and making sure that things run smoothly.  She is also one of the first and last faces that our bus riders see every day.  Our bus riders always enter the building seeing a warm smile and receiving friendly greeting.  We appreciate having Ms. Melone as one of the veteran teachers here in the building.  She can always be counted on for sound advice and an uplifting joke when you need it!  Kudos to you Ms. Melone!  Thank you so much for making Chateaux a brighter place for all to enjoy each day!

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  • Fieldcrest School - Mr. Stuttley

    by Fieldcrest Year Published: 2020

    In March 2007, Henry Stuttley resigned as a journalist for the Daily Herald newspaper and began as a substitute teacher in Prairie Hills School District 144. Stuttley taught at Prairie Hills Junior High as a gym teacher and as a long-term substitute in the special education department for four years. After earning his master’s degree in education in August 2011, he continued in the district and taught fourth grade at Mae Jemison Elementary school in Hazel Crest. During his tenure there, he taught two years in fifth grade and one year in third grade. Finally, he transitioned in 2017 school year to Fieldcrest Elementary school in the third grade department. He is married to Rosilynn Stuttley, where they are marriage coordinators of a ministry called Keep the Fire Burning ministry.

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  • Highlands School - Ms. Moore

    by Highlands Year Published: 2020

    Ms. Moore, 2nd grade teacher, makes every day a great day for her students at Highlands. Her patient and calm demeanor along with a wonderful classroom atmosphere make all of her students love being in her class. Ms. Moore is always willing to assist her colleagues, and she helps to make Highlands a wonderful place to be!

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  • Mae Jemison School - Ms. Handley

    by Mae Jemison Year Published: 2020

    Angelia Handley is a 2nd grade teacher at Mae Jemison who has been in the district for over 15 years. She is loved by all students past and present. She is known for sharing her delicious treats with all students in the school. Her classroom learning environment promotes fun, responsibility, full of growth and a sense of family.

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  • Markham Park School - Mr. Goodwin

    by Markham Park Year Published: 2020

    Mr. Goodwin is our Teacher of the month for February. He is always chilll and in control. He is always engaged with the children and he is the "cool" teacher. Mr. Goodwin is just an all around good natured teacher and he always goes with the flow. He's really a calming person and his students reflect his calming nature. Mr. Goodwin has beeen with District 144 for 17 years and is a doing an awesome job. Congratulations Mr. Goodwin!+

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  • Nob Hill School - Ms. Nemec

    by Nob Hill Year Published: 2020

    Ms. Nemec is a very inspirational woman; everyday she shares words of wisdom with our entire staff.  She is a woman with such a grateful and peaceful heart.  Ms. Nemec has such a meek spirit; she is always willing to lend a helping hand.  Ms. Nemec is either on every committee at Nob Hill, or she is a supporter of every committee.  During school hours, Ms. Nemec shows that patience is truly a virtue when she cares for our Early Childhood students.  Each day she provides tender, love and care towards our youngest generation of students at Nob Hill.  You can count on her to support you, encourage you and make you smile.  Look up and say cheese Ms. Nemec!  We are so very grateful to have you as Nob Hill’s BEST!  Keep being YOU! We Love You!          

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  • Prairie-Hills Jr. High School - Ms. Jennings

    by PHJH Year Published: 2020

    Mrs. Jennings has spent the majority of her career here PHESD, more than 20 years. Ms. Jennings is currently PHJH’s 7th Grade Dean of Students. She enjoys working in the community. Over the years, Mrs. Jennings have built respectful and lasting relationships with staff, students and parents alike. You can always find Mrs. Jennings volunteering her time at many of the junior high after school events/programs. In her free time, Mrs. Jennings enjoys traveling, intramural sports, running 5K’s and spending time with friends and family, especially her grandson – who is a three years old. Mrs. Jennings future goals include becoming an administrator, retiring, and moving somewhere warm. CONGRATULATIONS to Mrs. Lolita Jennings, Prairie-Hills Junior High Teacher of the Month!

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