Teachers within Kankakee and Iroquois counties were invited to submit classroom lessons that reinforce those taught by the Life Education Center educators. Monetary awards were provided at each grade level for creative, practical lessons that other teachers can replicate. The winning educators are listed below.

Pledge for Life '15-'16 Best Practice Awards

Best Practice Award, Mrs. Schafroth, Edison Primary


Jennifer Taylor – Nettie Davis Elementary School, “My Plate – Our Healthy Plate”

Jill Rodgers – Steuben Elementary School, “What Food Group”

Deborah Adams – Montessori Magnet School, “Vegetable Garden”

Laurel Rodriquez – Danforth Elementary, “Choose My Plate”

1st Grade

Kristine Pelletier – St. Anne Grade School, “Friendship Retell Bag, Healthy Vests”

Jayme Curl – Gilman Elementary School, “Be a Friend to Have a Friend”

2nd Gade

Chris Denton – Gilman Elementary School, “It’s Time to Get Organ-Wised”

Becky Creek – Noel LeVasseur Elementary School, “Four Lobes”

3rd Grade

Holly Schafroth – Edison Primary, “Teach What You Have Learned”

Kathie Both – Donovan Elementary School, “Harold’s Third Grade Facts”

Sharon Brack – Bradley West Elementary School, “How Should I Act”

Sue Williams – Bradley West Elementary School, “Making Good Choices/Showing Empathy and Tolerance of Others”

4th Grade

Liz Tschopp – Bradley West Elementary School, “Hey Harold, Do Ya Wanna…?

5th Grade

Jody Munsterman – Crescent City Grade School, “Planting Seeds of Service”

Beth Sadler – Bradley West Elementary School, “We Are Big Hitters… By Making Good Choices”

Eugene Wachholz – St. Paul’s Lutheran School, “Healthy Alternatives”

6th Grade

Eugene Wachholz – St. Paul’s Lutheran School, “Fact or Fiction”


Heather Oosterhoff – St. Anne Grade School, “Stomp Out Bullying”

Kayleigh Parker – Donovan Elementary School, “Parts of the Body with Music”

Allison Naese – Donovan Elementary School, “Descriptive Writing”