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Toni Van Laarhoven: Defining the next generation of teachers

Toni Van Laarhoven
Toni Van Laarhoven used to share the stage with her twin sister as they rocked clubs with their band Go Figure. But those days are behind her now as she devotes her attention to making a difference in the classroom. Since childhood, she always wanted to work with children with disabilities. Having a sister with disabilities,…

Three NIU alums win Golden Apples for A+ teaching

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Three Northern Illinois University alums are among the five winners of the Golden Apple Award this year for making a difference in the community through excellence in teaching. The Golden Apple Foundation is a nonprofit organization that works to inspire, develop and support teacher excellence in Illinois, especially in schools of need. The winners are Sarah Meyers,…

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