The Bill Burke Award

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    What is it: Bill Burke worked in McHenry School District 15 for 16 years and was instrumental in bringing the middle school concept to the district as well as a key player in forming the year around calendar. Bill believed in high quality teaching and learning and strived for excellence in education. His positive attitude was contagious and sense of humor made fellow educators laugh around him. In honor of Bill Burke’s memory the Bill Burke Award is now created to support McHenry District 15 staff who share in Bill’s belief in the value of education.

    In recognition of Bill’s leadership on the McHenry Elementary Education Foundation, nominees should be staff members who support the mission of the Foundation:


    The mission of the McHenry Elementary Education Foundation is to promote the value of education. The foundation shall acquire and distribute resources, which enhance McHenry School District 15 education programs and projects and provide enriched educational opportunities for learners. The foundation will achieve its mission by directing support toward the following goals:

     

    • To promote development of students
    • To encourage employee innovation
    • To promote parent education
    • To encourage school/community partnerships


    Do you know someone who would be great for this honor? Nominate a co-worker HERE.

     

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    Winners: Each school will have one winner. The staff member with the most nominations will be awarded at the upcoming Opening Day Ceremony on behalf of the McHenry Elementary Education Foundation. Winners for the 2018 Bill Burke Award were:

     

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    Duker - Kevin Rowlett
    Edgebrook -Danielle Meckl
    Hilltop- Katie Casey
    Landmark- Jen Dowell
    MMS- Katie Granahan
    Parkland- Katie Breitholtz
    Riverwood- Lisa Micklinghoff
    Valley View- Richard Birmantas

    Congratulations to the 2018 winners of the Bill Burke Award.

    Please visit the Choice Menu Conference site for more photos and video from the Bill Burke Award presentation.