Whitney Ellenby’s life took an unexpected turn when her son was diagnosed with autism. When conventional therapy didn’t work for him, she took things into her own hands—and found a cause that changed her life.
Traditional teaching methods aren’t doing enough to engage kids and prepare them for the 21st-century workplace. At Wheaton High School, teachers and students are exploring
a hands-on approach to learning.
Sixteen-year-old Evan Rosenstock loved sports and had a big, easy smile. When he took his own life last year, the Churchill community was devastated. How could this have happened? And who or what was to blame?
Each year we write about local teachers whose dedication has earned them accolades from students, parents and colleagues. This year we selected six educators who’ve been recognized even beyond the classroom.