Illinois Outstanding High School Physics Teachers

Each school year the Illinois Section of AAPT is pleased to receive nominations of outstanding high school physics teachers in the state. Fellow teachers and school administrators who are aware of exceptional performance and enthusiastic student response are encouraged to fill out the online Nomination Form. Please note that the deadline for receiving nominations is February 4, 2022.

Those who are nominated will be notified by email from the chair of the Committee for this award and asked to fill out the online Candidate Information Form. The deadline for receiving the candidate information is March 4, 2022.

The teacher who is selected will be notified and normally presented with the award at the Fall meeting of the Section.

Award Recipients

2021-2022 Katie Page Prospect High School, Mt. Prospect
Marianna Ruggerio Auburn High School, Rockford

2018-2019 Scott Campbell Rochelle Township High School, Rochelle
Kristi Brown Springfield High School, Springfield
Michael McHale Byron High School, Byron

2015-2016 Martha Lietz Niles West High School, Skokie - plaque

2014-2015 Jack Marino Maine South High School, Park Ridge

2013-2014 David Schultz Maine East High School, Park Ridge

2012-2013 Scott Schlapkohl Alton High School, Alton

2011-2012 Jeremy Paschke York High School, Elmhurst

2010-2011 Jay Walgren Vernon Hills High School, Vernon Hills

2009-2010 James Stankevitz Wheaton Warrenville South High School, Wheaton

2008-2009 Diane Riendeau Deerfield High School, Deerfield

2007-2008 John Baier Glenbard South High School, Glen Ellyn

2006-2007 Charles Adamovic Lyons Township High School, LaGrange

2005-2006 Troy Gobble Riverside-Brookfield High School, Riverside

2004-2005 Michael Kennedy Neuqua Valley High School, Naperville

2003-2004 Michael Bush Libertyville High School

2002-2003 Michael Rolf Downers Grove High School

2001-2002 Clifford Parker Edwardsville High School

2000-2001 Diana Roth Lanphier High School

1999-2000 Richard Beebe Homewood-Flossmoor High School

1999 Jacqueline Fitzpatrick Moline High School

Michael Lach Lake View High School

1997-1998 Thomas Holbrook University High School

1996-1997 John Young Princeton High School

1995-1996 Eric Curry O'Fallon Township High School

1994-1995 Ted Tyler United Township High School

1993-1994 Wes Johnson Moline High School

1992-1993 John Lewis Glenbrook South High School

1991-1992 Charles Fabish Woodruff High School

1990-1991 Jim Hicks Barrington High School

1989-1990 Roger Malcolm Kewanee High School

1988-1989 Robert Hare Wheaton North High School

1987-1988 Frank Cange Belleville West High School

1986-1987 James McGrath Stevenson High School

1985-1986 William Blunk Joliet High School

1984-1985 Ann Brandon Thornwood High School

1983-1984 Bob Grimm William Fremd High School

1982-1983 Chris Chiaverina Barrington High School

1981-1982 Bill Conway Lake Forest High School

1980-1981 Lawrence Pinnow West Aurora High School