Thank You, Teachers

A tribute to education's local heroes

Shaw Local News Network

When a high school student expresses an interest in teaching, educators and administrators are eager to provide the education and support the student needs in order to continue on the path to become a teacher.

A well-stocked classroom is as important to a teacher as a well thought-out lesson plan.Educators say everything from technology to multiplication flashcards to song books to pre-packaged snacks like goldfish crackers are needed in a classroom.

There’s a troubling teacher shortage in Illinois. So high school students who want to become teachers are a valuable commodity. High schools, community colleges and universities are all working to interest high school students in a career in education to reduce the shortfall.