Teachers of the Week

KIMBERLY SPECK

KIMBERLY SPECK

  • School: John H. Kinzie Elementary School
  • Teaches: Math
  • Favorite Player: Kyle Long
MEGHAN DOLAN

MEGHAN DOLAN

  • School: Palmer Elementary School
  • Teaches: 3rd Grade
  • Favorite Player: Walter Peyton

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KIMBERLY SPECK

  • School: John H. Kinzie Elementary School
  • Teaches: Math
  • Favorite Player: Kyle Long

“Kimberly Speck is a dedicated teacher with a love for math that she enthusiastically shares with her students,” said Jacqueline Janeteas, a Kinzie Elementary colleague. “Teaching pre-algebra and algebra to eighth-graders is no easy task, but Mrs. Speck always finds fun, exciting ways to get kids moving and learning in the classroom. She will come up with hands-on activities that have students writing on desks, killing zombies and using spaghetti — employing these creative methods to help kids learn the slope of a line. Her ability to teach with that kind of energy, engagement and love is a true inspiration to both her students and her colleagues.” Janeteas nominated Speck for the Symetra Heroes in the Classroom® award.

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MEGHAN DOLAN

  • School: Palmer Elementary School
  • Teaches: 3rd Grade
  • Favorite Player: Walter Peyton

"Meghan Dolan is an exceptionally dedicated teacher who has a longstanding, positive impact on Palmer students. In the classroom, she provides high-quality, differentiated instruction for her students. A fierce proponent for the rights of children with special needs, she advocates for her students with learning disabilities each and every day. Passionate about teaching, she generously shares that passion and professional experience with her colleagues,” said Jennifer Dixon, principal at Palmer Elementary. “Ms. Dolan is one of the finest teachers I’ve worked with in my 15-year career. Humble by nature, her work at Palmer has an enormous impact on the hearts and minds of students and everyone she works with every day. She inspires us all with the love and dedication she exemplifies.”