Tuesday, May 12, 2015

UIS alumnus Jeff Lightfoot named Horace Mann’s Educator of the Year

University of Illinois Springfield alumnus Jeff Lightfoot has been named the Springfield School District 186 Horace Mann 2015 Educator of the Year.

Lightfoot is currently a history teacher at Springfield High School and chair of the social studies department.

He’s been teaching at Springfield High since 1999.

Lightfoot also serves in an after-school program designed to put students back on track toward credit recovery and graduation, as well as being a student council chaperone and an organizer for the 100th anniversary of the current building.

He earned a master’s degree in political studies from UIS in 2005.

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