Two local educators finalists for Illinois Teacher of the Year

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Two local educators finalists for Illinois Teacher of the Year

September 9, 2013 Updated Sep 9, 2013 at 10:36 AM CDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The Illinois State Board of Educators announced Monday the eleven finalists for Illinois Teacher of the Year and two of them teach in central Illinois schools.

Locally, John Bierbaum teaches U.S. History, World History and Psychology at Normal Community West High School.

Kerry Meyers joins Bierbaum as a finalist and is a math, science and Ancient Civilizations teacher of 6th grade students at Brimfield Grade School.

The 2013-14 Illinois Teacher of the Year will be announced during the Those Who Excel banquet on October 19 at the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Normal.

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