2022-2023 LifeChanger of the Year Nominees

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Mary Ryan

Position: Student Success Coach
School: Buffalo Grove High School
School District: Township High School District 214
City, State: Buffalo Grove, IL

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Cherish Jackson

Position: DL Teacher (Moderate to Intense Autism)
School: Tyler Elementary School
School District: DeKalb Community School District #428
City, State: Dekalb, IL

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Katie Russell

Position: Eighth Grade Math Teacher
School: Momence Junior High School
School District: Momence Community Unit School District #1
City, State: Momence, IL

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Julie Ahern

Position: Writers Workshop Teacher
School: Andrew Cooke Magnet School
School District: Waukegan Community Unit School District #60
City, State: Waukegan, IL

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Gerald Sala

Position: Science Teacher
School: Momence Community High School
School District: Momence Community School District #1
City, State: Momence, IL

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Clare McCauley

Position: Special Education Math Teacher
School: James H. Bowen High School
School District: Chicago Public Schools
City, State: Chicago , IL

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Samantha Mehrmann

Position: Special Education Teacher
School: Oliver Parks 6th Grade Center
School District: Cahokia Unit School District #187
City, State: Cahokia, IL

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Eileen Beckman

Position: Retiring Special Education Teacher
School: Lakeview Elementary School
School District: Zion Elementary School District 6
City, State: Zion, IL

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Teresa Gonzalez

Position: Classroom Assistant
School: James H. Bowen High School
School District: Chicago Public Schools
City, State: Chicago, IL

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Janell Armstrong

Position: School Counselor
School: James H. Bowen High School
School District: Chicago Public Schools
City, State: Chicago, IL

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