Excellence in Teaching Awards

Dr. David L. Fields Excellence in Teaching Awards

Awarded during the Evening of Singing and Dancing

“A teacher affects eternity. Teachers can never tell where their influence stops.” – Harry Adams

Dr. Jacobsen Patient, Cloydia Larimore 1/23/14The Danville Public School Foundation is proud to sponsor the Dr. David L. Fields Excellence in Teaching Awards. These coveted awards were established in 2001.  They are named for Dr. David L. Fields  (pictured to the left), a 1953 Danville High School graduate and who retired as the Danville Superintendent of Schools after serving 40 years (1960-2000) with the District as a teacher, principal,  and superintendent.  He then went on to serve 10 years on the Illinois State Board of Education.  The  Excellence in Teaching Awards are bestowed upon the outstanding teacher from the primary intermediate, middle school and high school levels.Teachers receiving this award represent the finest in teaching, demonstrating a continuing dedication to their profession and to their students. Along with the formal recognition, the Foundation provides at $500 cash award to each recipient, and the District provides $500 of instructional supplies of the honoree’s choice to further enhance the educational environment in the recipient’s classroom.


 Excellence in Teaching Recipients

2017

Kristen Hall

South Southwest Elementary

Rachel Webber

Meade Park Elementary School

Barbara York

North Ridge Middle School

Jennifer White

Danville High School

2016

Melissa “Missy” Cortapassi

Cannon Elementary School

Kimberly Goodner

Edison Elementary

Larissa Post

North Ridge Middle School

Cindy Smith

Danville High School

2015

Carolyn Dupree

Garfield Elementary School

Lindsey Prunkard

  Meade Park School

Troy Stimac

South View Middle School

Gary Gritton

Danville High School

2014

Markesha Hillsman

Liberty Elementary School

Rena Pate

Southwest Elementary School

Angela Brown

North Ridge Middle School

Kurt Willer

Danville High School

2013

Verna Graham

Southwest Elementary School

Jeff Cooper

Garfield Elementary School

Mitzi Campbell

Kenneth D. Bailey Academy

Chris Taylor

Danville High School

2012

Kathy Caston

Northeast Elementary Magnet School

Scott Warren

Meade Park School

Robert Cundiff

South View Middle School

Dr. Jan Keeler

Danville High School

2011

Leola Davis

Northeast Elementary Magnet School

Susie Willard

Liberty Elementary School

Clint Cunningham

North Ridge Middle School

Garnet Nixon

Danville High School

2010

Lutitia McMillan

East Park Elementary School

Vivian Reed

Cannon Elementary School

Sue Colwell

North Ridge Middle School

Deborah Hosch

Danville High School

2009

Anne Kettle

Liberty Elementary – First Year Teacher

Catherine Bolser

Southwest Elementary School

Karen Olson

East Park Elementary School

 Jerry McGlaughlin

South View Middle School

Edward “Ted” Houpt

Danville High School

2008

Michelle Lawhorn

East Park Elementary School

Sallie Smith

Meade Park School

Michelle Collins

South View Middle School

Andrea Banicki

Danville High School

David Covey

Danville High School

2007

Julie Turner

Meade Park Elementary School

Elizabeth Porter

Liberty Elementary School

Richard Lewis

North Ridge Middle School

Martha Lindvahl

Danville High School

2005

Patricia Duensing

Liberty Elementary School

Kerry Hall

Northeast Magnet Elementary School

Karen Talbott

North Ridge Middle School

Harth Tamimie

Danville High School

2001

Barbara Price

Meade Park Elementary School

Susan Smith

North Ridge Middle School

Shelly Baker

Danville High School

Chris Pratt

Danville High School