State Senator Sally Turner Launches 2024 Outstanding Teacher Program

In an effort to recognize and honor incredible educators who make a difference in lives of their students, State Senator Sally Turner (R-Beason) has launched her “2024 Outstanding Teacher of the 44th Senate District” program.

The program seeks nominations for teachers who illustrate dedication and excellence in their teaching practices. Community members, parents, students, and colleagues are encouraged to submit nominations for deserving teachers who have made a significant impact on their students and communities.

“I am excited to launch my ‘2024 Outstanding Teacher of the 44th Senate District’ program and recognize an exceptional teacher who has gone above and beyond for their students,” said Senator Turner. “I encourage everyone to participate in this program and nominate teachers who they believe have made a positive impact on their students’ lives.”

Nominees must currently teach at a grade, middle, or high school that resides in the 44th Senate District. The winner will be selected based on the quality of their nomination, not the quantity of submissions.

Nominations can be submitted online through Senator Turner’s official governmental website through May 17th. The selected teacher will receive recognition from the Illinois State Senate, including an official certificate, an opportunity for special acknowledgment in Springfield, and a gift card as a token of appreciation.

“This program is just a small token of the immense gratitude that I have for every single teacher throughout our state and nation,” continued Senator Turner.

For more information about the program and to submit nominations, please visit

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