Pam Reilly, Teacher of the Year for the state of Illinois, visited Fermilab on Tuesday. Reilly is a 2nd-grade teacher at Woodbury Elementary School in the Sandwich School District.
As Teacher of the Year, Reilly will represent almost 200,000 Illinois teachers at the International Parade of States in July at NASA’s space camp in Huntsville, Alabama. The parade will feature 100 teachers: 50 from the United States and 50 from countries around the world.
Teachers will briefly share a bit about his or her home state with the other parade participants. When Reilly posted on her Facebook page a call for suggestions on topics for her talk, one commenter suggested she visit Illinois’ own Fermilab, America’s only dedicated particle physics laboratory.