Lincoln School teacher wins IPA Teacher Leadership Award

Rochelle Community Consolidated District 231 announced that Lincoln School Kindergarten Teacher, Mrs. Nicole Tobler, has been recognized as the recipient of the Illinois Principal Association (IPA)’s “Teacher Leadership Award” for the state's northwest region.

‘She is amazingly engaging, thoughtful and passionate’

ROCHELLE — Rochelle Community Consolidated District 231 is proud to announce that Lincoln School Kindergarten Teacher, Mrs. Nicole Tobler, has been recognized as the recipient of the Illinois Principal Association (IPA)’s “Teacher Leadership Award” for the state's northwest region.

Tobler will represent Rochelle’s region as the IPA choses a state elementary teacher leader of the year from all the regional winners. Of the recognition, Tobler said, “It is a great honor for me as a classroom teacher, to be recognized by the IPA, with the northwest region Leadership Award. I consider myself very fortunate to have been invited into the Rochelle Elementary District 14 years ago. My success as a classroom teacher is due to being able to work with a group of very supportive teachers, staff, administrators and parents all these years. Their guidance, love and support have helped me each year with each new group of students and I am extremely grateful and appreciative for all of them. A special thank you to Mr. Justin Adolph for the nomination.”

“We are excited for Mrs. Tobler and her family as she receives this recognition,“ Adolph, the Lincoln School principal, said. “Mrs. Tobler has positively impacted many students and staff members during her years in Rochelle. She is amazingly engaging, thoughtful and passionate in her work with kids and families.”

Tobler has been a teacher at Rochelle Community Consolidated District #231 for 14 years at Lincoln Elementary School. In her first year in the district, she taught second grade. After that, Tobler then taught first grade for the next 10 years. She’s been a kindergarten teacher in the district’s dual language program for the last three years.

“Congratulations to Mrs. Tobler, her husband Daniel Tobler, and three daughters Alexis, Allie and Lizzie,” a district press release said.

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