Friday, October 4, 2013

1995 COE Graduate Finalist for Illinois Teacher of the Year

Mark Buesing, a 1995 graduate of Roosevelt University with a master’s degree in secondary education, is one of 11 finalists out of 200 nominations, for the Illinois Teacher of the Year award presented by the Illinois State Board of Education.  The award celebrates the contributions and accomplishments of educators and school service personnel throughout Illinois.

A science and physics teacher at Libertyville High School, Buesing was an engineer who changed careers.  “He was one of the best students I’ve had,” said Fran Baumgartner, an adjunct faculty member in Roosevelt’s College of Education. “He teaches physics in a way that makes kids want to learn.”

Baumgartner, who also had Buesing as a student teacher, said he is the type of teacher that more students want to take than the classroom can accommodate.

The 2013-14 Illinois Teacher of the Year will be announced on Oct. 19 at the Those Who Excel banquet in Normal, Ill.

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