January 31, 2024 – Renfro Elementary special education teacher Sarah Stone was recognized today as January 2024 Kahok Educator of the Month. The award was presented by Renfro Principal Laura Bauer and local Benjamin F. Edwards financial advisor Jason Rehg.
In her nomination of Ms. Stone, Principal Mrs. Bauer wrote:
We would like to nominate Sarah Stone, special education teacher. She constantly goes above and beyond to make sure all kids are successful. She is a huge advocate of inclusive practices and has begun the process of partnering our school with a “Best Buddies” program. Sarah will often rearrange her own schedule to meet the needs of students. She works alongside many general education teachers who value her opinion and depend on her. She is on our Tier 2 PBIS team, always brainstorming ways to support students and teachers. She organizes our annual staff Christmas gathering. Sarah cooks with her students often and provides a full Thanksgiving meal for them yearly.
Benjamin F. Edwards Financial Advisor and Vice President/Investments Jason Rehg sponsors the award each month during the school year to recognize outstanding educators in Collinsville Community Unit School District #10.