Naperville Community Unit School District (NCUSD) 203’s Seth Brady is one of 12 teachers announced this week as a finalist for the Illinois State Board of Education’s (ISBE) 2015 Illinois Teacher of the Year. Brady teaches anthropology, comparative religions, and world cultures at Naperville Central High School and has spent his entire 11 year career teaching in NCUSD 203.
“From the very first day I started teaching in District 203, I realized this is an extraordinary place to be an educator,” said Brady. “I feel privileged to be a part of a community of students, parents, and staff who care so deeply about the education and welfare of kids. As a finalist for Illinois Teacher of the Year, I feel great pride in the opportunity to represent such outstanding an outstanding school district.”
“This is great news for District 203 and Seth,” said Superintendent Dan Bridges. “We’re always honored to have our teachers recognized for their passion and commitment for making a difference in our students’ lives.”
The ISBE will recognize the more than 200 educators and school personnel nominated from throughout the state and honor one individual as the Illinois Teacher of the Year during the “Those Who Excel” banquet on Saturday, October 25 at the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Normal.
The Teacher of the Year will go on to represent Illinois at NASA Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala., and in the Council of Chief State School Officers’ National Teacher of the Year Program. Illinois has named a state Teacher of the Year since the mid- 1950’s.