2022 TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARDS
This year marks the 17th year that Madison Communications has sponsored the Teacher of the Year Awards contest! Any teacher that is employed at a school district within our Madison coverage is eligible to be nominated for this award.
The contest takes place from March 1st- May 2nd and is divided into the nomination and voting phase. During the month of March, we received a total of 140 nominations and during the month of April, we received over 12,000 votes. The three teachers who received the highest number of votes were announced May 2nd on social media platforms as well as on our website.
The top three winners each received $500 for classroom use, a $100 donation to the club/sport of the teacher’s choice, a Teacher of the Year Plaque, and a classroom pizza party!
The 2022 winners were as follows: Beth Langendorf from Worden Elementary School, Kristin Reed from Highland Middle School, and Rosemary Dorsey from Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic School in Bethalto! Congratulations to our winners!
Beth Langendorf– This school year has been challenging to say the least. There have been so many changes throughout the year and Mrs. Langendorf made those changes look easy, even though I’m sure they were difficult on her. This was our first year having to do any remote learning as well and again Mrs. Langendorf made those transitions seamless from in-person to remote or vice versa. She is calm and patient with her students and she takes the extra time and steps to help them succeed. She is an excellent communicator and works with the parents to ensure their children are getting the best education. So very grateful for her and the staff at Worden Elementary.
Kristin Reed– Mrs. Reed is so inspiring. She does her best to make every student feel welcome and happy. She has overcome so many things and powered through. She is one of the funniest people ever and is just amazing. She deserves to be Teacher of the Year!
Rosemary Dorsey– Mrs. Dorsey is such a wonderful teacher, her dedication amazes me daily. Mrs. Dorsey goes above and beyond with all of her students truly empowering them to be amazing young adults. Her dedication to their education is admirable, but it doesn’t end there. Mrs. Dorsey makes sure that these kids are happy in the classroom and out of the classroom. Scheduling fun learning experiences and creative challenges to their daily lives keeping learning interesting. I am so glad that my daughter has had her these past 4 years as she has made such a positive impact on my daughter’s education. Please vote for Our Wonderful Mrs. Dorsey!