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Eileen Darin, third from left, is congratulated by District
153 Superintendent Dale Mitchell, Churchill School
Principal CeCe Coffey and school board
President Shelly Marks after receiving
the Jerry Morin Award.

(Photo by Marilyn Thomas/HF Chronicle)

The District 153 Board of Education presented the Jerry Morin Educational Excellence Award to Churchill School technology teacher Eileen Darin.

A district employee for 22 years, Darin was thanked by staff and board members for her ongoing assistance to students and staff, and for her collaboration with the school district as a teacher’s representative.

“There hasn’t been a day that I haven’t seen Eileen give to staff and students,” said Churchill Principal CeCe Coffey. “She has given a huge helping hand with technology throughout the school.”

After school Darin has worked with students, taught technology for the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District and been a Girl Scout leader.

At the Feb. 8 board meeting, school board President Shelly Marks thanked Darin for her work with the Homewood Education Association. She credited Darin for instilling in her fellow members a spirit of collaboration, and thanked Darin for the “groundwork you put in place.”

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