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Austintown Local Schools Instructional Coach Heather Wukelich honored as 'Illuminator of the Year'

February 20, 2019
The Town Crier

Local Mathematics Instructional Coach Heather Wukelich has been named an "Illuminator of the Year" for her notable contributions at Austintown Local Schools. The honor, bestowed by leading K-12 student achievement solution Illuminate Education, is awarded to a select group of educators and administrators committed to increasing the power of teaching and the delight of learning.

Wukelich has been recognized for being a teacher leader in her district, taking an initiative to use student data to create short-cycle and summative assessments, and evaluate results to best support student achievement.

All six Illuminator of the Year 2019 honorees were recognized in at the Illuminate Education Annual User Conference (IEUC) in San Diego. This event brings together 1,600 educators for two days of comprehensive professional development, sessions and networking. As an honoree, Wukelich had her entire trip covered by Illuminate.

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Heather Wukelich, Illuminator of the Year

"The Illuminator of the Year program gives us the opportunity to recognize amazing educators and administrators who are accelerating the teaching and learning process for all students," said Christine Willig, CEO of Illuminate Education. "It brings us great pleasure to honor Heather Wukelich at this year's Illuminate Education User Conference for her tireless efforts in supporting teachers and students at Austintown Local Schools."

"I am honored to be recognized as one of this year's Illuminators of the Year, sharing assessments and data with administrators and teachers has a powerful impact on our program and instructional decisions, it's humbling to be acknowledged by my colleagues for this honor," said Wukelich.

 
 

 

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