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Superintendent’s Blog: Teacher Appreciation Week – Please Thank a Teacher!

*A special note from Dr. Owen: Teachers are amazing, and the teachers in Urbana School District #116 are the most amazing teachers I know. This weekend I spoke do dozens of parents, former and current students, and members of the community, who were at events like the UMS and UHS […]


Nominations for the Dr. Amberg Endowed Chair are being accepted

It is time again to nominate Urbana teachers for the Gene Amberg Excellence in Teaching Endowed Chair.  The nomination deadline is Friday, April 7, 2017 by 4:00pm.  Nomination packet information is attached below. Dr. Gene Amberg (Ph.D.) began his career in public education in 1972 as an elementary school teacher […]


Superintendent’s Blog: Report to the USD #116 Board of Education

Superintendent’s Report to Urbana School District #116 Board of Education January 10, 2017 January is Mentoring Month in Urbana-Champaign The CU One to One Mentoring Program is spending time this month thanking mentors for the time they spend with our students.  The CU One to One Mentoring Program pairs adults […]


Shalonda Carr, Elementary Teacher Finalist for PAEMST

Shalonda Carr, teacher at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary was selected as a state-finalist for the 2015-2016 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching.  These awards “are the nation’s highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science (including computer science).” Teaching 4th and 5th graders in an ELL class […]