2022 Marigold Nominee Jennifer Masini, Dillon Elementary, Rock Falls) I would like to recognize a fellow teacher, Jennifer Masini, from Dillon Elementary School in Rock Falls District 13 as Marigold. Ms. Masini welcomed me with open arms in the fall as I transitioned into the math intervention role and split my time between two buildings. I had never really been in the Dillon building beyond a meeting here and there and when I toured Dillon the year prior with my youngest daughter who attended 2nd grade at Dillon. Ms. Masini helped me assimilate to the building, find materials, and join in the Dillon family. Jennifer invited me to join in her room during the beginning of the year to join in with lessons, observe students, and see how things run in the building. She is always encouraging me and is eager to share information and ideas with me and her 2nd grade team. While observing Ms. Masini as she teaches, it is easy to see why students love her and love being in her classroom. She is student centered, kind, and fair in her teaching style. In fact, last year when my daughter was at Dillon, there would be days that Jennifer would call me at the other building to let me know she gave Emma some extra TLC even though she was not her teacher. Jennifer would notice when my daughter was having a rough day and let her chat a bit before heading back to class. My daughter Emma still talks about how wonderful Ms. Masini was and how great it was to have so many people who cared for her at Dillon. Rock Falls District 13 is lucky to have such a kind and loving teacher in Jennifer Masini. She truly is a marigold at Dillon. Nominated by Jenna Dempsey Thank you for being a marigold and helping others to bloom and grow where they are planned.
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Jennifer Masini
2022 Marigold Nominee Stacey Sechrest, 7th Grade, Challand Middle School, Sterling Stacey is truly one-of-a-kind. She is always willing to step in and help in whatever capacity she is able. This school year (and semester specifically), I have had the pleasure of having Stacey work in my classroom and spend lunch with her daily. Any time that anyone has a positive story to share, she celebrates along with them. Even when something may not be the best, Stacey shares her thoughts and wisdom to provide advice to make the situation better. Students are drawn to Stacey for her loving, caring, and enthusiastic attitude. She always has a smile on her face and a genuine frame of mind. Stacey ensures her students have what they need, being the nurturing person that she is. She is always seen taking notes, completing school work to better assist her students, and reading for better understanding of whatever topic is being studied. Stacey will continue to be a lifelong marigold. Nominated by Laci Halverson Thank you for being a marigold and helping others to bloom and grow where they are planted.
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2022 Marigold Nominee Amber Celletti , 2nd Grade, Jefferson Elementary School, Sterling Amber is our school Secretary. She has kids everyday come up that might be having a bad day or just not themselves. She has them doing homework and she talks to them and asks them what’s going on. Amber takes over some of the nurses duties, and just plain runs the front of the school. She has many hats that she wears but every time I go to the office she has such a pretty smile! That’s important nowadays to see a smile. Amber does so much and gives so much of herself that is why I’m nominating Amber. Nominated by : Jody DeSchepper Thank you for being a marigold and helping others to bloom and grow where they are planted.
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Amber Celletti
Click N Go - Tuesday, May 10th - 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Early Childhood Expansion Community Based Planning Facilitators: Lois Meisenheimer & Diana Merdian Please join us for our Community-Based Planning for Expansion Project work. Click here for the link : https://www.roe47.org/page/pl-opportunities-workshops
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2022 Marigold Nominee Sandy Attebury : Sterling District Office Sandy is the face and smile of the district office. She has been with Sterling Public Schools since 1998 as an administrative assistant. Families and staff rely on her for registration, student data, student information, and support throughout the year. She is always positive, willing to help, and shows compassion for our families that need support. She is a hard worker and encourages others by just being herself. Sandy will be retiring this year and she deserves to be recognized as one of the most humble and brightest marigolds to ever walk through our doors. Nominated by : Becky Hass Thank you for being a marigold and helping others to bloom and grow where they are planted.
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Sandy Attebury
2022 Marigold Nominee Teri Bealer : 1st Grade, Prophetstown Elementary, Prophetstown Mrs. Bealer has a drive for teaching and learning, and it shines through in the efforts of her students in how they approach and tackle challenges throughout their day at school. At any point if someone were to walk into Mrs. Bealer's room you can see students learning and teaching one another the activities. Mrs. Bealer works hard to make sure that student's are given real world situations and hands on activities that facilitate learning and a love of learning with all her students. She knows how to grab and hold students' attention and has the phenomenal ability of teaching students not only the academics but life long lessons they will remember. She also shows students that it's alright to make mistakes and helps them in celebrating their successes not only in the classroom, but in everything. Mrs. Bealer is a fantastic addition to our team here at Prophetstown Elementary, and we are so thankful to have her! Nominated by : Kara Kullerstrand Thank you for being a marigold and helping others to bloom and grow where they are planted.
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2022 Marigold Nominee Jessica Moreno : SLP, Washington School, Sterling Jessica Moreno is our speech language pathologist. Each and everyday, she works with her caseload to develop their abilities to communicate effectively, but she does so much more for Washington School. She is a friend to all, cheerleader to many. Weekly, students look forward to her WOW word of the week, and the accolades she gives to the students who participate in our vocabulary activity associated with the WOW Word. Aside from her caseload and WOW participants, Jessica goes out of her way to offer each and every student at Washington School a smile or compliment. Jessica is the epitome of ray of sunshine among my staff. She is positive, optimistic, enthusiastic, and one of the nicest people I have ever met. Jessica is sensitive and caring, always provides a shoulder to cry on, an ear to vent to, affirmation of one's feelings, and views, and arms to provide some of the best hugs at Washington. Nominated by : Liz Engstrom Thank you for being a marigold and helping others to bloom and grow where they are planted.
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Jessica Moreno
This week, ROE 47 will be introducing you to our 2022 Jen Banks Marigold Award Nominees. Stay tuned, as we announce three nominees each day and the winner on Friday, May 6th at 3:00. The Marigold Effect Many experienced gardeners follow a concept called companion planting: placing certain vegetables and plants near each other to improve growth for one or both plants. For example, rose growers plant garlic near their roses because it repels bugs and prevents fungal diseases. Among companion plants, the marigold is one of the best: It protects a wide variety of plants from pests and harmful weeds. If you plant a marigold beside most any garden vegetable, that vegetable will grow big and strong and healthy, protected and encouraged by its marigold. Marigolds exist in our schools as well – encouraging, supporting and nurturing growing teachers on their way to maturity. If you can find at least one marigold in your school and stay close to them, you will grow. Find more than one and you will positively thrive.
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Join ROE 47 as we honor all teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 1st - May 7th.
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Teacher Appreciation Week
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ALL Teacher Networking - Community of Practice - Click N Go Motivation & Engagement & SEL Wednesday, May 4th 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Facilitator: Gail Wright This is a Click n’ Go one-hour of Professional Development and networking for ALL Teachers with other teachers. Join us to network and participate in timely and relevant professional learning conversations related to your teaching experience. All teachers share ideas, strategies, lessons, resources, and receive support from their peers in other schools in the region. Click here to for the link : https://www.roe47.org/page/pl-opportunities-workshops
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We are so appreciative for the wonderful administrative professionals that help run the ROE 47 office. We would be lost without them! @RegionalOffice47 #RegionalOffice47 Happy Administrative Professionals Day!
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Happy Administrative Professionals Day
Librarians Networking - Click N Go Wrapping Up This Year Tuesday, May 3rd 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Facilitator: Gail Wright This is a Click n’ Go one hour of Professional Development and networking and sharing ideas with other librarians in the 24 school districts in Lee, Ogle, and Whiteside Counties. These networking sessions are for paraprofessionals (Library Aides) as well as School Library Media Specialists. Join us to network and participate in timely and relevant professional learning conversations related to your library-media experience. We will have monthly one-hour networking session via zoom from 3:30-4:30 pm. The first session is scheduled for Tuesday, September 28, 2021. Come join us to share ideas and information and receive 1 professional development hour for participating in this networking Click n’ Go session. Learn together and share with other Librarians. Click here to register : https://www.roe47.org/page/pl-opportunities-workshops
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This morning, area educators participated in the Early Childhood Summit Play-Based Learning: The WHAT, WHY & HOW at Sauk Valley Community College. @RegionalOffice47 #RegionalOffice47
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New Teacher Cadre Monday, May 2nd 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Facilitator: Gail Wright, ROE47 If you are a new teacher or a teacher in a new teaching area, we have three options of support designed to help you grow professionally and network with other teachers to share and ideas, support and build a network both in your district and outside with other schools to share strategies--instructional, classroom management, remote learning, special education and SEL. Register at https://www.roe47.org/page/pl-opportunities-workshops
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District Opening St. Mary's Elementary & Junior High *Grade 2 Classroom teacher Applications for a faith filled, energetic, and dynamic educator to serve as 2nd Grade Classroom Teacher beginning in August of 2022 are currently being accepted. Candidates must be licensed in the State of Illinois. *Junior High Math and Science Teacher St. Mary Elementary and Jr. High is seeking a full time Math and Science teacher for grades 6, 7 and 8. The teacher would work closely with the Junior High School Team and Principal to support student learning and growth as well as the responsibilities that create a positive and successful junior high. For more information contact, Jean Spohn, Principal, or call 815-284-6986 X3
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CEO Trade Show - MARK YOUR CALENDARS! @RegionalOffice47 #RegionalOffice47
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CEO TRADE SHOW
Future Educator Sumposium April 29th! Check it out! https://www.aroundptown.com/future-educator-symposium-april-29th/ @RegionalOffice47 #RegionalOffice47
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Education Symposium
Congratulations to Education Pathway students at Amboy High School, who recently hosted a Literacy Night for Central Elementary School families. The planning and implementation of this event also covers the Team Based Challenge component of the Pathway Endorsement.
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Amboy Education Pathway students at literacy night