10/23/2011 12:43 pm ET | Updated Dec 23, 2011

Illinois Teacher Of The Year Named: Naperville Educator Honored

Lincoln Junior High School sixth-grade language arts and social science teacher Josh Stumpenhorst was named 2012 Illinois Teacher of the Year Saturday night during the 37th annual Those Who Excel/Illinois Teacher of the Year banquet in Bloomington.

Stumpenhorst was chosen from among nine finalists. A teacher at Naperville School District 203, he is in his ninth year of teaching.

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