Deborah Gertz Husar has covered West-Central Illinois and agriculture at The Herald-Whig since 1989. She is a graduate of Knox College and received a master's degree in public affairs reporting from Sangamon State University, now the University of Illinois at Springfield. She is a native of St. Louis.
QUINCY -- If you could choose your own teacher, what qualities would you look for?
When Ron Clark Academy Executive Director Kim Bearden posed that question to some 2,100 Quincy Conference participants in Friday morning's keynote, the answers ranged from e
QUINCY -- Jake Miller set out to change mindsets about technology.
Miller, host of the Educational Duct Tape podcast, uses it to make ed tech tools as simple to reach for as duct tape to fix a problem.
"Go into your classroom thinking what am I trying to a
Robert Jackson says kids can be real simple -- once you learn their language.
But learning their language takes building relationships.
Some of Jeff Fessler's fourth-grade students put on a show Thursday at Quincy Conference.
Not everybody wanted to try to teach where Michael Bonner started his career.
Mary Beth Gapinski appreciates the "therapeutic" aspect of spending time in the kitchen. "It's meditative in a way. You're in the moment, and you're concentrating on what you're doing. Everything else is put on hold."
Sitting across the table from West Prairie Superintendent Carol Kilver, Jody Steinke talks about recent issues at Quincy High School, reflecting on decisions made and the outcomes.
With pen in hand, Tammy Hermes adds to her answer to a question facing every elementary and secondary school principal.
How can you do it all?