Fran Meyers teaches 6th grade math, science, and ancient civilations at Brimfield Grade School.
She's one of eleven teachers in the state selected as finalists in the "Those Who Excel" educator recognition program.
Meyers has 31 students in her class and says it's important to give each student individual attention.
"I make sure the kids understand the material that's being presented. If they don't understand, I will present it in a different manner to make sure they're learning it. Every kid has their own learning style. Every kid can learn," says Meyers.
The Illinois Teacher of the year will be announced during the "Those Who Excel" banquet on October 19th at the Mariott Hotel in Normal.