Willey’s Grill Dec 2016-3

  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 . . .

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