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those who excel logoSince 1970, the Illinois State Board of Education has sponsored Those Who Excel to honor individuals who have made​​ significant contributions to our state's public and nonpublic elementary and secondary schools. Awards are presented in five ​categories: school administrator, student support personnel, educational service personnel, community volunteer and teams. Nomination materials are evaluated by a selection committee comprised of individuals who represent a variety of educational organizations. ​

2021 Those Who Excel Awardees​​PDF Document​​​​​​​​

 Award Winners

 Nomination Information

Nomination Window – Reopens Spring 2021
  • Application packets that do not meet all requirements will not be processed. ​

Submit a Nomination​​

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