Golden Apple Award finalist Andrea Beaty (with classroom pet Stitch, a bearded dragon) and Serena Hills Principal Shari Demitrowicz in the "Ohana," Beaty's fourth grade classroom. (Photo by R.L. Anderson/H-F Chronicle)
It’s going to be quite a weekend for Andrea Beaty. She will take another big step on her unexpected journey as a top educator.
Beaty, a fourth grade teacher for Flossmoor District 161 at Serena Hills School in Chicago Heights, will be among 34 finalists recognized for this . . .