Carol Mertes of East Aurora School District 131 Is Kane County Educator of the Year

 

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It may be a sign of the times, as Kane County’s 2014 Educator of the Year was celebrated not only with thunderous applause at the annual ceremony Friday, but a resounding and happy tweet.

Congratulations to Carol Mertes of . She is our 2014 Kane County Educator of the Year!

For the first time, the Kane County Regional Office of Education used Twitter to sound out the winners, under the hashtag #KaneEOY14.

You can read more — and see more than 80 photos — right here on the Kane County Regional Office of Education website.

Nine new categories were added to the 2014 awards, which were held May 2 at the Q Center in St. Charles. The winners and nominees are as follows:

 

2014 Distinguished Educators
*    indicates Category winner
**   indicates Regional Superintendent Award
***  indicates 2014 Educator of the Year

Educational Service Personnel

  • Linda Lou Caine ~ St. Charles East High School
  • Sandy Diaz ~ Waldo Middle School
  • Gigi Renee Hansen ~ Country Trails Elementary
  • Bryan M. Johnson ~ St. Charles District 303 Transportation
  • *  Julio Rubieles ~ St. Charles North High School

Student Support Personnel

  • *  Mary Ellen Adkins ~ Alice Gustafson School
  • Anita Gail Masching ~ Algonquin Lakes Elementary
  • Jennifer Lynne Sullivan ~ Waldo Middle School

Early Career Educator

  • Julie Newquist ~ Country Trails Elementary

Pre-School Teacher

  • Pamela Maxey ~ District 131 Early Childhood Development Center

Elementary Teacher

  • *  Kathleen Theresa Bujak ~ Cambridge Lakes Charter School
  • Doreen Lynn Dietrich-Reineck ~ Gilberts Elementary
  • ***Carol A. Mertes ~ Johnson Elementary
  • Dr. Gregorio De Jesus Posada ~ Gifford Elementary
  • Mary Therese Underhill ~ Liberty Elementary
  • Sara Beth White ~ Dieterich Elementary

Middle School Teacher

  • Evan Borkowski ~ Algonquin Middle School
  • *  Edward Johnson Jr. ~ Waldo Middle School
  • **  Kelly Lynn Uehlein ~ Lakewood School
  • Jodi Denee Winburn ~ Dundee Middle School

High School Teacher

  • Matthew Robert Holm ~ Batavia High School
  • Jeffrey Holstein ~ Oak Ridge Alternative School
  • *  Ame Kazmer ~ Geneva High School
  • Jennifer Lynn Kull ~ St. Charles East High School
  • Robert Prentiss ~ St. Charles North High School

School Administrator

  • Julia Briggs Doverspike ~ Dieterich Elementary
  • Charlie A. Kyle ~ St. Charles East High School
  • *  Dr. Stephanie Ramstad ~ Carpentersville Middle School

 

SOURCE: Kane County Regional Office of Education

 

 

Nominee Name / District School / School, Address City State Zip

Mary Ellen Adkins —  School District 101, Alice Gustafson School, 905 Carlisle Road Batavia IL 60510

Evan Borkowski — School District 300, Algonquin Middle School 520 Longwood Drive Algonquin IL 60102

Kathleen Theresa Bujak — School District  300, Cambridge Lakes Charter School 900 Wester Blvd. Pingree Grove IL 60140

Linda Lou Caine — School District  303, St. Charles East High School 1020 Dunham Road St. Charles IL 60174

Sandy Diaz — School District  131, Waldo Middle School 56 Jackson Street Aurora IL 60505

Doreen Lynn Dietrich-Reineck — School District  300, Gilberts Elementary School 729 Paperbark Road Gilberts IL 60136

Julia Briggs Doverspike — School District  131, Dieterich Elementary 1141 Jackson Street Aurora IL 60505

Gigi Renee Hansen — School District  301, Country Trails Elementary 3701 Highland Woods Blvd.Elgin IL 60123

Matthew Robert Holm — School District  101, Batavia High School 1200 W. Wilson Street Batavia IL 60510

Jeffrey Holstein 300 — School District  Oak Ridge Alternative School 229 Lake Marian Road Carpentersville IL 60110

Bryan M. Johnson — School District  303, St. Charles District 303 Transportation901 S. Peck Road St. Charles IL 60175

Edward Johnson Jr. — School District  131, Waldo Middle School 56 Jackson Street Aurora IL 60505

Ame Kazmer — School District  304, Geneva High School 416 McKinley Avenue Geneva IL 60134

Jennifer Lynn Kull — School District  303, St. Charles East High School 1020 Dunham Road St. Charles IL 60174

Charlie A. Kyle — School District  303, St. Charles East High School 1020 Dunham Road St. Charles IL 60174

Anita Gail Masching — School District  300, Algonquin Lakes Elementary 1401 Compton Drive Algonquin IL 60102

Pamela Maxey — School District  131, Early Childhood Development Center 278 E. Indian Trail Aurora IL 60505

Carol A. Mertes — School District  131, Johnson Elementary 1934 Liberty Street Aurora IL 60505

Julie Newquist — School District  301, Country Trails Elementary 3701 Highland Woods Blvd.Elgin IL 60123

Dr. Gregorio De Jesus Posada — School District  U-46, Gifford Elementary 240 S. Clifton Avenue Elgin IL 60123

Robert Prentiss — School District  303, St. Charles North High School 255 Red Gate Road St. Charles IL 60175

Dr. Stephanie Ramstad — School District  300, Carpentersville Middle School 100 Cleveland Avenue Carpentersville IL 60110

Julio Rubieles — School District  303, St. Charles North High School 255 Red Gate Road St. Charles IL 60175

Jennifer Lynne Sullivan — School District  131, Waldo Middle School 56 Jackson Street Aurora IL 60505

Kelly Lynn Uehlein — School District  300, Lakewood School 1651 Ravine Lane Carpentersville IL 60110

Mary Therese Underhill — School District  300, Liberty Elementary 6500 Miller Road Carpentersville IL 60110

Sara Beth White — School District  131, Dieterich Elementary 1141 Jackson Street Aurora IL 60505

Jodi Denee Winburn — School District  300, Dundee Middle School 37 W 450 Route 72 West Dundee IL 60118

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