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Emily Winter Receives Jeffs’ Best Award!

The Jeffs’ Best Award was created by the Fairbury Public Schools Board of Education to highlight and celebrate the great work of our staff.

On behalf of the Board of Education, I would like to congratulate Dr. Emily Winter, Jr.High science teacher, as the May recipient of the Jeffs’ Best Award!

 Some of the comments made were: “Emily is such a creative teacher and does an outstanding job of connecting with the kids. She sends them notes in the mail (everyone likes to get that kind of mail), and does so many fun activities in the classroom with them.”

“Emily has helped other teachers and myself with our distance learning. She takes time out of her day to help some of us older, not as technology oriented teachers. I have appreciated her guidance and I know others have as well. She does not just send a link for an idea, but she follows up with step by step instructions and questions. She is a true educator who goes the extra distance to see that others succeed. She finds pleasure in helping others be their best!”

“When we were in school, Emily took her job of ASI supervision seriously. She would sit with kids and encourage/guide them to do their assignments. I could always count on getting assignments from students who were assigned ASI due to Emily’s presence in there.”

“I have often thought that it would be fun to just spend a day in her classroom and watch her interact with, teach, and love the students. I encourage any board member to do that once we are back in school. You will be amazed!”

“Emily is our spark at FHS! She is constantly thinking of ways to help students. I appreciate all of her efforts for the Holiday Shop – that was her idea. It was fun to see the  students be able to get gifts for their families – they loved it. Emily recently received her doctorate degree – this shows her drive for education. She is looking for creative ways to deliver instruction to her classes and will often share websites/ideas with other teachers if she thinks it might help their instruction. I appreciate her positivity, energy and creativity!”

“Emily is always pushing for students to have the best education through hands on opportunities. Emily has gone above and beyond to support students at the High School, Jefferson AND Central. Emily is constantly supplying teachers with fun materials to do with their students – which is super helpful for planning! Emily is always SUPER supportive of the after school program as well! She is a great teacher and supporter!”


Emily will receive a $25 gift certificate and will be eligible for a drawing for a $100 prize later in May! As always, we want to thank everyone for their nominations!

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