This special award is given by the ICE Executive Board to recognize members who have made outstanding contributions to our organization and who have graciously volunteered their time and efforts to ICE events and programs over a long period of time. Our most recent winners of the ICE Distinguished Award of Excellence are:
Lori Abrahams has been an educator for 35 years in Illinois and Georgia. She has taught 2nd grade and 3rd grade, and she has also served as an instructional technology specialist. She is currently an Information Literacy Teacher at Frederick School in Grayslake for 5th and 6th grades. Lori has been an active ICE member and was President and Mini-conference Chair for the NICE chapter. She has also served as Secretary of ICE for 4 years, Chapter Liaison for 5 years, and Program Chair for the ICE conference for the past eight years.
Sister Loretta Glanz has taught all elementary grades and served as principal of St. Patrick School in Joliet for ten years before beginning a seventeen year involvement with instructional technology. For thirteen years, she served as the technology director at Immaculate Conception in Elmhurst, and for four years she served as the assistant director of technology at St. Mary Gostyn in Downers Grove. Sister Loretta is an active member of the ICE COLD chapter in the western suburbs.
Many thanks to Lori Abrahams and Sister Loretta Glanz for all that they have done for the Illinois Computing Educators!