The last thing Gemini Science Teacher Kathryn Sjoholm
expected during her final class of the day on March 14 was a surprise visit from the small crowd that entered the classroom!
Niles Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Katie Schneider, accompanied by D63 leaders, was there to congratulate her for being named the winner of the 2017 Niles Night of Roses Dedication to Youth Excellence Award,
which honors "an individual who fosters a positive environment to teach, educate, instruct, counsel, or inspire our youth." Sjoholm is indeed a worthy recipient: since joining D63 in 1997, she has launched and led activities -- from the Gemini Cheerleading Team to the Girls Softball Team and the Gembots Robotics Team -- that offer students multiple pathways to success. We're proud to have Sjoholm on our D63 team!
Photo (L-R): Superintendent Scott Clay, Schneider, Gemini Principal René Carranza, Sjoholm, Board President Janet Kaczkowski.