Richland County teacher earns honors as Illinois Teacher of the Year

Richland County is home to the 2020 Illinois Teacher of the Year.

Posted: Oct 21, 2019 6:24 PM
Updated: Oct 22, 2019 9:46 AM

RICHLAND COUNTY, Ill. (WTHI) - Richland County is home to the 2020 Illinois Teacher of the Year.

The State Board of Education announced the big honor on Monday.

Eric Combs is the band teacher at Richland County Middle School.

LINK | GOLDEN APPLE: FILLING RICHLAND COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL WITH THE SOUND OF MUSIC

Earlier this year, News 10 awarded him the Golden Apple Award.

Mr. Combs started an instrument loan program. He also developed a system for personalized music instruction.

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