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Watch Nomination Interview for 2019 High School Teacher of the Year Derek Sutor

Mr. Sutor High School Teacher of Year 

Click the image above to watch Mr. Sutor's nomination interview! 

May 6, 2019

Congratulations to Geneva High School Special Education Teacher Mr. Derek Sutor, who was named the 2019 High School Teacher of the Year award this weekend by the Kane County Regional Office of Education!

During this year’s annual Educator of the Year ceremony, 36 nominees were honored in a Marvel/Avengers-themed event May 3 at the Q Center in St. Charles. Nominees are selected each year after being nominated by their peers.

Here is a snippet from the ROE about Mr. Sutor:

Derek Sutor has worked extremely hard throughout his life to understand his speech impediment and learned strategies to be successful despite this challenge.

Sutor uses a variety of strategies to meet the needs of his learners and will continue to explore options until the students understand the concept. He always puts the students first — one of his greatest strengths.

“I got help through elementary school, middle school, high school, and college,” Sutor said. “I’ve always had help through my struggles, and I thought: What better of a way to give back than to help students who also need it? If I can give someone hope, then this is worth it.”

Mr. Sutor’s inspiring nomination interview can be watched at this link.

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