The District 153 school board recognized Churchill School special education teacher Laura Kozel, second from left, a nationally certified teacher, who had the certification renewed. Offering congratulations are, from left, Churchill School Principal Sara Schnoor; Shelly Peck, school board president; and Dr. Scott McAlister, District 153 superintendent. (Marilyn Thomas/H-F Chronicle)
Education

District 153 recognizes achievements of Laura Kozel

Churchill School special education teacher Laura Kozel was honored by the District 153 school board for her outstanding efforts as a national board certified teacher. 

To receive certification, teachers must show how their teaching aligns with five core standards, including a deep understanding of their students, content knowledge, use of data and assessments and teaching practice. Kozel earned certification five years ago. To keep the certification, it must be renewed every five years, which Kozel just did.

The District 153 school board recognized Churchill School special education teacher Laura Kozel, second from left, a nationally . . .

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