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July 1, 2013

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DANVILLE —

Connie Faith

Position: Sixth-grade language arts teacher at North Ridge Middle School

Age: 59

Education: Graduate of Sutherland High School, Sutherland, Neb., and University of Nebraska at Kearney, Neb. Experience: Eighteen years teaching sixth-grade

language arts at North Ridge Middle School, and was a substitute teacher for District 118 for five years before teaching at North Ridge

Joan Williams

Position: Eighth-grade teacher at North Ridge Middle School

Age: 60

Education: Graduate of Southeast High School, Springfield; bachelor’s degree from Sangamon State University, Springfield; and master’s degree from Eastern Illinois University, Charleston. Experience: Eleven years with District 118 at South View and North Ridge middle schools; and 24 years with Springfield School District 186

John Henkelman

Position: Seventh-grade and seventh-grade AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) mathematics teacher at North Ridge Middle School

Age: 61

Education: Graduate of St. Patrick’s Grade School and Schlarman High School with the Class of 1970; associate degree in science from Danville Junior College;

bachelor of science degree in education from Eastern Illinois University, Charleston; master’s degree in mathematics and math education from Illinois State University, Normal; and postgraduate work both in Illinois and in England Experience: Thirty-five years with District 118 at North Ridge Middle School and East Park and Northeast elementary schools, and four years at St. Mary’s in Westville. Also, student taught and substitute taught at Daniel Grade School and EIU’s Buzzard Laboratory School, taught technological resources at Danville Area Community College and conversational English for the Illinois Migrant Council’s adult education program in Hoopeston

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