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Mrs. Lindsey Jensen named 2018 Illinois Teacher of the Year

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Dwight’s very own, Mrs. Lindsey Jensen has been named the state's 2018 Teacher of the Year.

Lindsey Jensen teaches high school English at Dwight Township High School. Nominated by Police Chief Tim Henson, Lindsey was recognized with nine other top educators as a finalist for this prestigious award.  Presentation of the award took place Saturday evening in Bloomington-Normal, among many elite individuals in education, within the State of Illinois.  “Lindsey Jensen exemplifies teacher leadership,” said State Superintendent of Education Tony Smith, Ph.D. “Leadership to me means taking responsibility for things you care about. Lindsey Jensen does just that. Students leave her classroom with an expanded understanding of their own potential. We are privileged to have this extraordinary educator represent the state as our 2018 Illinois Teacher of the Year.”

Jensen's students and colleagues describe her as a positive teacher with high expectations. “I believe education equals empowerment,” said Jensen. “Teachers are in the business of human beings, and teaching requires becoming part of students’ lives and making connections that no other professional experiences.”

Congratulations Mrs. Jensen, from all of your colleagues and students; past and present.  We are so proud of you!!

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High School 801 S. Franklin St. Dwight, IL  60420
Phone: 815-584-6200 Fax: 815-584-2950

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