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Robert Nunez, Jr. (IL '91)


Rockford East High School
Rockford, IL

Subject(s) taught: Driver’s Education
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12

At the time of the Award, Robert Nunez, Jr. was:

Eisenhower Middle School
Rockford, IL

Grade(s): 10, 11, 12

Biographical Information

Robert Nunez, Jr., teaches physical education and maintenance/landscaping courses at Sky View Center, where his innovations and energy have breathed new life into the education careers of many low-achieving teenagers. A former high school dropout, Mr. Nunez wants his students to know that "failure is an event, not a person." To that end, he has designed a custodial maintenance/landscaping class that combines work experience with academic goals and objectives. In the physical education program he has created a learning environment where expectations are high, instruction is tailored to student needs and tools such as P.E. honor roll serve to reinforce students' sense of self-worth.

Additional Information


1970 Northeast Missouri State, B.A.

At-risk Students