iBIO iCON Knowledge Builder Award Winner Featured in Herald & Review


Elizabeth Bartimus is a teacher at Johns Hill Magnet School in Decatur Public School District, and the 2017 winner of the iCON Knowledge Builder Award. Decatur’s Herald Review features Elizabeth Bartimus highlighting her dedication to education and inspiring her students.

“Not only can I do fun science with my kids and show them things I couldn’t do before, but I can show them all the different things that are going to be available to them to look at as a career possibility, that will bring them back here to our community,” Liz said. 

Elizabeth Bartimus will be accepting the 2017 Knowledge Builder Award at the iCON Awards Dinner held on October 3 at the Chicago Field Museum. Visit iconawards.org to register.

Johns Hill science teacher Liz Bartimus honored for dedication

DECATUR — Conversation between Liz Bartimus and her students at Johns Hill Magnet School is casual and affectionate.

Teaching her students about the meanings of “qualitative” and “quantitative” and how to use those words in scientific observation, teacher and students laugh often and kid each other.

“It’s great for the school when you have somebody of that caliber in the classroom,” Johns Hill Principal Rob Prange said. “We’ve been fortunate to have great science teachers here, Nola (Wilkinson) and now Liz as well. There are always opportunities for kids to do hands-on activities, and that leads toward good science programs.”

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