Illinois “Chemistry Teacher of the Year”

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Illinois “Chemistry Teacher of the Year”

Kevin Kolesiak

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Next Monday a Dunlap High School teacher will be announced due to their nomination for “Chemistry Teacher of the Year” by the American Chemical Society.

 

Kenneth Baker, chemistry teacher at DHS, was nominated after he submitted his teaching philosophy. Scott Adreon, DHS principal, also contributed by emailing the society good words about him.

 

Mr. Baker said his teaching philosophy is to push students hard. Help them do better than they think they can do, as well as encouraging and supporting them. He said this can only be done by getting to know them.

 

“It’s nice to have someone tell you that you have done a good job,” says Baker.

 

Mr. Adreon believed Baker was worthy of getting the recognition he deserves due to his teaching style.

 

“Baker had developed of skill of fostering meaningful academic conversations and asking deep probing questions,” Adreon wrote, “This builds confidence in students which is essential to the learning process.”

 

“Mr. Baker is an outstanding educator, who’s committed to student success but more importantly as future students and people,” says Adreon.

 

Mr. Baker will find out more about the nomination at the banquet at the Peoria Gateway Building.

 

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