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Teacher Brittney Bauer Named IACTE Teacher of the Year

West Chicago Community High School teacher Brittney Bauer was recently named Illinois Association for Career and Technical Education Teacher of the Year during the IACTE annual conference held in Normal, Illinois, Feb. 14-15, 2019.

The Teacher of the Year Award goes to a classroom/laboratory teacher at the middle or secondary school level.  It is given for demonstrating innovation in the classroom, commitment to students and dedication to the improvement of career and technical education in institutions and communities.

Bauer teaches at West Chicago Community High School where she has developed and uses standards-aligned and integrated curricula. She engages students in instruction, preparing them for a project-based world, and incorporates work-based learning in communities in their high school programs. Bauer is the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) adviser for her school, is the Co-president of the Illinois Family and Consumer Sciences Region 1 and FCCLA Region 2B Advisers in the northern part of the state.

The Illinois Association for Career and Technical Education consists of eight affiliates representing all areas of career and technical education.  The organization’s goals include provisions for quality career and technical education, in-service opportunities and program improvement for Illinois’ career and technical educators, administrators and guidance counselors.

IACTE Teacher of the Year

Alice Slager, president of the Illinois Association of Career and Technical Education, congratulates Brittney Bauer of West Chicago Community High School on being named IACTE Teacher of the Year.