Two Lyons Township High School teachers JoEllen Gregie and physical education teacher Scott Walker were both recognized recently.
Gregie, a Spanish teacher, was invited to serve as an Advanced Placement Reader at this year’s annual College Board AP Reading. All exams contain multiple-choice and free-response questions, either essay or problem solving, that provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their mastery of rigorous, college-level coursework. The event in June includes nearly 12,500 college faculty and AP teachers from around the world gathered in select locations to evaluate and score about 18 million free-response answers. This evaluation of students’ work is one of the most important aspects of the AP Program.
Gregie has taught at Lyons Township High School for 15 years.
Walker, who also serves as the boys varsity swim coach, was nominated for Positive Coaching Alliance’s Double-Goal Coach Award, given annually to youth and high school coaches who pursue winning and teaching life lessons through sports.
Walker is a candidate for one of 25 national honors that include $250; a trophy, mention in Positive Coaching Alliance’s publicity campaigns, and the chance to accept the award in California during Positive Coaching Alliance’s National Youth Sports Awards Dinner. The alliance will announce 50 finalists on Feb. 18 and 25, and the winners on March 4.