Lincoln Junior High teacher Josh Stumpenhorst has won praise for his use of technology in the classroom and to communicate with other educators, as well as his ability to connect with students on a personal level.
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Illinois Teacher of the Year Josh Stumpenhorst began his teaching career nine years ago at Naperville's Lincoln Junior High. This is Stumpenhorst during his rookie year.
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A sixth-grade language arts and social science teacher at Naperville's Lincoln Junior High School was honored Saturday as the 2012 Illinois Teacher of the Year. Josh Stumpenhorst has built a reputation over the past nine years as an innovative and passionate educator who takes full advantage of both technology and one-on-one time with his students.