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Lester receives teaching award

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Jenny Lester, third-grade teacher at Vandalia Elementary School, was recently honored with a Region 5 Illinois Education Association (IEA) Outstanding Teacher Award.

he award is based on service to the school, community and Vandalia Unit Teachers Association. Lester was nominated by Carla Newcomb and selected by the Region 5 Board of Directors. Lester will be retiring this year after teaching in the Vandalia School District for 33 years. She has served VUTA as a building representative and a member of the professional negotiations team. Pictured is Lester with VUTA President Todd Ehlers.