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WEST40 WELL-REPRESENTED AT ANNUAL ICEARY CONFERENCE

Team building, networking and honoring students were hallmarks of yet another successful ICEARY conference, as dozens of West40 staff members recently attended the annual event in Bloomington.

The ICEARY (Illinois Coalition for Educating At-Risk Youth) conference is held during the first week of March as an opportunity to share best practices in working with students who need additional emotional and academic support.

West40 was represented by 73 attendees at the conference. Additionally, West40 led eight different presentations that focused on topics such as truancy, wellness and safety, and ALOP.

“It’s a great opportunity for West40 for team building. While we cannot take everyone, our goal is to be able to rotate staff so that we can provide opportunities for everyone to attend the conference on a rotating basis,” said West40 Director of Support Services John Milosovic.

West40 Peace Center seniors plus student Jalon Banks made the top 5 for ICEARY Outstanding Student.

West40 Regional Safe School Co-Director Karen Tiemann was also honored for her years of service. Tiemann is also the incoming president of the ICEARY board.

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