Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce presented award to Regina Hope for dedication, innovation.
Monday, February 4
The 2012 Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year Award has been presented to Regina Hope, Social Worker at Isaac Fox Elementary School. Hope has been the social worker at Isaac Fox School for the past five years and has made a significant difference in the lives of many students. She is a dedicated educator whose constant mission is a refinement of her skills. She seeks out new ideas, strategies, and materials that will enhance her program. She assists teachers throughout the building by designing materials and intervention programs that are innovative, effective, and useful so teachers can implement them in their classrooms to support students. Hope maintains a special relationship with each of her students. She treats…
After 39 years as a math teacher at Lake Zurich High School, Steve Ellis plans on putting away his calculator next year.
Next year, Lake Zurich High School math teacher Steve Ellis will come full circle with his teaching career, retiring after 39 years from the same place he began his career. “A friend from college was teaching at Lake Zurich High School and that’s how I got my foot into the door,” said Ellis. Since then, he has taught every math class LZHS has offered. For the last 24 years, he has taken on teaching Advanced Placement calculus classes and, according to Math Department Chairman Jeff Biven, “prepared and guided over 800 students for one of the advanced placement calculus exams.” Ellis has a 90% success rate in his students achieving a score of three or more. According to The College Board, which administers the Advanced Placement exams, a …