For the past 42 years, the Regional Office of Education has held an award ceremony celebrating education in Kane County. Nominees should be exceptionally skillful and dedicated individuals in any school, public or private, pre-kindergarten through grade 12, who are planning to continue an active role in education. Nominees should have the respect and admiration of students, parents, and co-workers. They should play an active and useful role in their communities as well as in the schools, often distinguishing themselves as leaders. Their most important quality should be their superior ability to inspire the love of learning in students of all backgrounds and abilities.