Teacher of the Week

After earning a bachelor’s degree in integrative biology from the University of Illinois and master’s degrees in plant biology and science education, Alex Riley took his first job as a science teacher at Urbana High School this year.

It didn’t take long for Riley to show his enthusiasm for teaching science, according to an article in Urbana’s student newspaper written by one of his students, Santiago Gonzalez.

“From the first day of school, Riley’s aura of positivity was bouncing off the walls in the classroom,” Gonzalez wrote.

The entire article can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/3nu5wb3f