SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (WAND) – County Mathematics Teacher of County 186 was named Horace Mann’s Teacher of the Year.
The county said Jill Bora, who teaches at Grant High School, was surprised by the news Thursday afternoon. Students and staff lined up in the hallways to mark the announcement.
Bora worked in Springfield schools for 18 years. She received a cash prize of $ 1,400 and a crystal owl.
Other finalists included David Curry (Butler Elementary School), Abby Dirksen (Southeast High School), Curry Luchka (Adams Elementary School) and Missy Netznik (Wilcox Elementary School). Each of these teachers will take home $ 250 and a crystal reward.
On Friday, May 6, the district will announce the administrator of the year.
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