The Indian Prairie Educational Foundation and District 204 honored Scott Schaffer, a technology and engineering teacher at Gregory Middle School, with the A+ Award.

You can watch the A+ Award video below that was virtually shared to surprise and recognize Schaffer for “Making a Difference.” 

Three members of the Reynolds family submitted nominations. Gregory student, Andy Reynolds, described Schaffer as an outstanding teacher and coach. “He has made a positive impact on my life,” Reynolds said.

Schaffer has been teaching in District 204 since 2011 and shared that one message that he tries to instill in all of his students is that you don’t need to be successful at everything, but you need to choose to be successful at something meaningful. 

Wells Fargo Advisors are partnering with IPEF and District 204 to help recognize one staff member each month for making a difference for students. To celebrate these outstanding staff members, Wells Fargo Advisors is donating $500 for the staff member to use in his or her school.

Nominate a staff member by visiting A+ Award Nomination.