Clinton Schools have announced their 'Teacher of the Year' candidates.
A special committee votes on the designation each year. This year's candidates included high school teachers Rodger Baldwin and Traci Manning, junior high school teacher Staci Rudd, and CES teacher Christina Soberalski.
Baldwin teaches high school students in dual credit chemistry, AP chemistry, physics, and introduction to laboratory science and serves on the technology committee, formerly served as IEA Region10 representative, and was President of the Illinois Association of Chemistry Teachers in 2009.
Manning is the Art Teacher at Clinton High School and has served on a variety of committees and teams in her 18-year career, along with sponsoring a variety of student clubs and activities.
Rudd is a seventh-grade language arts teacher and eighth-grade forensics teacher at Clinton Junior High school. Over the course of the past several years, she has served on various committees at the junior high and volunteers for many extracurricular activities district-wide.
Soberalski is a 2nd-8th-grade librarian at Clinton Elementary and CJHS. Some of the many hats she wears is serving as one of CES's student council teachers, is the CEA's Ways and Means chairperson, helps in her church, and served many roles with Clinton Cub Scout Pack 142. She loves reading and talking about books with her students the most.
Letters of support can be submitted to Claire Diener at Clinton Junior High School by April 6.