#EOTY45: Meet Week 4 Nominees For Elementary/Early Childhood Educator of The Year!

#EOTY45: Meet Week 4 Nominees For Elementary/Early Childhood Educator of The Year!

Three weeks from today, the Kane County Regional Office of Education will be hosting the 45th Annual Educator of the Year ceremony. Leading up to the event, all the nominees will be highlighted on Kane County Connects to show appreciation for the hardworking educators in Kane County.

Each year, Educator of the Year nominations are submitted by staff, friends, and family to recognize exceptional educators. Winners in each category are announced, along with the overall Educator of the Year winner. This year, the event will be live-streamed through YouTube and Facebook to ensure safe viewing options are provided.

Today, Elementary/Early Childhood Educator of the Year nominees are highlighted. Take a look at some of the best in Kane County below!

Jaime Erazo

Ontarioville Elementary School

  • Nominated for Elementary/Early Childhood Educator of the Year
  • 27 Years in Education
  • Title I Reading Coach/Parent Liasion
  • District: U-46

Victoria Haier

Oak Park Elementary School

  • Nominated for Elementary/Early Childhood Educator of the Year
  • 16 Years in Education
  • Kindergarten Teacher
  • District: East Aurora 131

Susan Jones

Alice Gustafson Elementary School

  • Nominated for Elementary/Early Childhood Educator of the Year
  • 33 Years in Education
  • Special Education Teacher
  • District: Batavia 101

Jeni Moe

Goodwin Elementary School

  • Nominated for Elementary/Early Childhood Educator of the Year
  • 13 Years in Education
  • Music Teacher
  • District: West Aurora 129

Heidi Ochsenschlager

Fearn Elementary School

  • Nominated for Elementary/Early Childhood Educator of the Year
  • 26 Years in Education
  • 2nd Grade Teacher
  • District: West Aurora 129

Liliana Ramirez

Oak Park Elementary School

  • Nominated for Elementary/Early Childhood Educator of the Year
  • 6 Years in Education
  • Preschool Teacher
  • District: East Aurora 131

Mary Sterr

Fearn Elementary School

  • Nominated for Elementary/Early Childhood Educator of the Year
  • 21 Years in Education
  • 4th Grade Teacher
  • District: West Aurora 129

Tammy Thompson

Western Avenue Elementary School

  • Nominated for Elementary/Early Childhood Educator of the Year
  • 23 Years in Education
  • 5th Grade Teacher
  • District: Geneva 304

About the Kane County Regional Office of Education

Led by Regional Superintendent of Schools Patricia Dal Santo, the Kane County ROE is located in Geneva and serves nine school districts. From teacher licensure assistance to professional development, the ROE’s mission is to advocate for education, provide leadership and perform regulatory functions. Learn more about the ROE’s offerings on Facebook, Twitter and by signing up for the semimonthly newsletter.