2 months, 2 weeks ago From Associated Press
Winner is from Burlington, Ill.
BURLINGTON, ILL. — A northern Illinois teacher has been named 2014 Teacher of the Year by Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom
The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reported Sunday (http://bit.ly/1d15zFe ) that Cathy Britts-Axen of North Aurora was give the honor for a unit she spearheaded at Central Middle School in Burlington. The community is roughly 55 miles northwest of Chicago.
She'll receive a plaque and a trip to the 2014 National Agriculture Conference in Pennsylvania.
Britts-Axen says it's been a team effort.
She took a class at the Kane County Farm Bureau three years ago and worked the information into the curriculum, including an interdisciplinary unit on how to grow enough food to feed global populations. She also made service part of the unit, launching a food drive. The district raised $3,000 this year.