Teacher of the Month Nomination Forms/DEA meeting dates and locations

DEA will be honoring Teachers of the Month. Employees of Dixon Public Schools will have the opportunity to recognize/nominate teachers by submitting a nomination form. The forms will be collected and entered into a drawing. One nomination form will be drawn at random. All teachers that are nominated will receive a copy of the nomination form. The Teacher of the Month will receive a gift card to be used at a local business. Nomination forms are due the Friday before the DEA Representative Assembly Meeting. The drawing will occur at the DEA Rep meeting the following Wednesday. Forms may be sent through courier to DeeDee Cibu at DHS in the counseling office or emailed to her at dcibu@dps170.org.
You can download a copy of the nomination form hereteacher-of-the-month
DEA meetings for the remainder of the 2017-18 school year are as follows:
October 18, 2017 (Washington Cafeteria)
November 15, 2017 (Jefferson Library)
December 13, 2017 (Room 124 at DHS)
January 17, 2018 (Washington Cafeteria)
February 14, 2018 (RMS/Madison Library)
March 14, 2018 (RMS/Madison Library)
April 18, 2018 (Jefferson Library)
May 9, 2018 (Room 124 at DHS)

DEA May Teachers of the Month

Congratulations to all of our May Teachers of the Month!

  • Wendy Fitzanko – from DHS is being recognized for her work in developing a curriculum that enables students to be successful and has students learning about culture as well as the language she teaches.
  • Kelly Gingras – from DHS demonstrates her desire in preparing her students for life after high school, preparing her students in their quest for employment
  • Lisa Guenther – from DHS is a leader among teachers and is always willing to share her knowledge and research of technology with others.
  • Davin Roach – from DHS is being honored for how he incorporates technology, sets high expectations for all students, and never loses sight of what is most important:  the education of our students.

DEA April Teachers of the Month

Congratulations to all of our April Teachers of the Month!

  • Lee Eastman – does a great job developing lesson that are applicable to adult life and making personal connections to students’ interests and activities.
  • Jennifer Hall – with a positive attitude and helpfulness, is an asset to anyone she works with, students and teachers alike.
  • Emilie Henkel – does an awesome job at differentiating and modifying for all special education students in her classroom.
  • Jane Kosick – changes her energy, humor, and approach to get the children what they need. She does the same for the staff.
  • Sue Johnson – always remains positive, firm and loving – just what her students need.
  • Dave Stanley – does a great job developing cross-curricular lessons with students.
  • Kim Stanley – works hard to collaborate and meet the needs of her children. She is thorough and dependable.

DEA March Teachers of the Month

Congratulations to all of our March Teachers of the Month!

  • Lindsey Mitchell – Lindsay’s passion, enthusiasm, and commitment to our school and all her students is an inspiration to us all.
  • Marsha Johnson – Marsha is always willing to share ideas and help her fellow teachers with whatever questions we may have.
  • Julie Karper – Julie creates a safe and positive environment for her students to learn in.
  • Meg Penaflor – Meg is knowledgeable of education and has willingness to share her ideas.
  • Ronda Scott – Ronda is patient, kind, and compassionate on a daily basis to all whom she comes into contact.
  • Rita Gillespie – Rita does an awesome job at differentiating and modifying for not only students with IEP’s, but for all who may be struggling.
  • Nathan Geeves – Nate goes above and beyond, giving up many of his personal plan periods to assist students.
  • Amy Anderson – Amy is an incredible teacher with a huge heart and endless energy.

DEA December Teacher of the Month

Congratulations to our December teacher of the month, Charlie Bishop – Dixon High School

DEA February Teachers of the Month

Congratulations to all of our February Teachers of the Month!

  • Amy Anderson from Washington is honored for her imagination and passion for bringing the best to her students.

  • Lisa Ellingsen from Washington is honored for her flexibility to changes in our environment and willingness to learn from others.

  • Eric Ferguson from Reagan Middle School is an outstanding educator, acts as a civic leader with his class, school, and community.

  • Candy Lind from Reagan Middle School is a role model for educators.  She exhibits compassion and sensitivity to her students’ needs.

  • Ashley Spangler from Washington is always looking for new ideas to bring to the classroom to get her students excited about learning.

DEA January Teachers of the Month

Congratulations to all of our January Teachers of the Month!

  • Dolph Ricks – Dolph does an excellent job looking out for his fellow teachers
  • Amy Doane – Amy displays patience, kindness, and compassion on a daily basis
  • Alexa Reeder – Alexa explains lessons clearly and thoroughly, being fair and firm when necessary
  • Ruth Johnson – Ruth organized, practiced, funded, and performed with 400+ students at the Holiday program in December