Corey Winchester (BS10) Wins State Teaching Award

Corey Winchester (BS10) Wins State Teaching Award

Corey Winchester

Corey Winchester (BS10) received a 2014 Those Who Excel award from the Illinois State Board of Education. Winchester teaches history and social studies at Evanston Township High School.

Each year, the Illinois State Board of Education honors select exemplary teachers from school districts across the state with Those Who Excel awards. Eleven finalists are chosen by a committee of educators who review nominations and interview candidates from across Illinois. Those Who Excel awards are also given to administrators, support personnel, educational service personnel, community volunteers, board members and school teams.

“These eleven teachers are excellent representatives of Illinois’ many enthusiastic and passionate educators who are leading our children and schools,” says Illinois State Board of Education Chairman Gery J. Chico. “They consistently create new strategies that keep students engaged and excited about learning and achieving. We are pleased to have this opportunity to publicly recognize their efforts and thank them for their commitment to Illinois’ students.”

Winchester has been a teacher at Evanston Township High School since he graduated from the School of Education and Social Policy as a secondary teaching major in 2010. At Northwestern, Winchester was a Gates Millennium Scholar, a peer adviser and an officer of Promote 360, the SESP organization dedicated to enhancing the well-being of minority students. Rencently he was awarded the Paul T. and Concetta Mooney Fellowship for his graduate education.

In a 2012 interview with SESP's Inquiry magazine, Winchester commented, "I am constantly reminded that the power in education lies within the community that you create in your classroom utilizing everyone's assets, collaborating with students, colleagues, parents, administrators and community resources."

By Marilyn Sherman
Last Modified: 12/3/13