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Ridgely Elementary School

2040 North Eighth St.
Springfield, IL 62702

Horace Mann Educator of the Year Finalist: Rachel Barnard

April 16, 2021
Teacher of the year finalist

Congratulations to Rachel Barnard for being nominated as the Horace Mann Educator of the Year finalist. She performed her student teaching at Ridgely. In addition, at Ridgely she has been the Kindergarten teaching assistant, a fifth grade teacher and is currently a hybrid Kindergarten teacher. She takes great pride in working with her “Bulldog puppies” by creating a focused and engaging environment. 

 Congratulations, Ms. Barnard!

Link to YouTube Video:  https://youtu.be/yq56Pzgh1Pg