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Bensenville, Libertyville, Lincolnshire teachers among state top teacher finalists

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Teachers from Bensenvile, Libertyville and Lincolnshire are among 11 finalists for Illinois Teacher of the Year. The winner will be announced Oct. 19 at a banquet in Normal.

This year's finalists include Amy Walsh at Tioga School in Bensenville, Mark Buesing at Libertyville High School and William Fritz at Adlai Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire

Other finalists: John Bierbaum at Normal Community West High School in Normal; Amanda Dearmond at DuQuoin Middle School in DuQuoin; DeLores Mannes at Parker Junior High School in Flossmoor; Kerry (Fran) Meyers at Brimfield Grade School in Brimfield; Pam Reilly at Woodbury Elementary School in Sandwich; Sina Rowe at Goshen Elementary School in Edwardsville; Aaron Sitze at Oregon High School in Oregon; and Donna Whitaker at West Junior High School in Belleville.

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