One Class at a Time: A Special Teacher for Special Needs

Mrs. Price at Illini Central is making sure her students are ready for the real world.
Published: Dec. 15, 2022 at 7:09 AM CST
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MASON CITY, Ill (25 News Now) - There’s nothing like making memories in Mason City.

Just ask anyone who knows Mrs. Price at Illini Central High School. She’s built up quite the resume.

“I’ve been teaching here 17 years and in education this is my 30th year.”

Instructing at just about every level, even earning the prestigious Golden Apple award.

“I’ve always had a passion for students, and I’ve always had a passion for students who have disabilities and when things are hard for them. I just want to make it easier and make learning fun.

Adding part of her job is to make sure those in her class are ready for the real world.

“To me that is so important, the kids really need to know what they are doing every day here and how they can use those skills when they graduate and find a job.”

We presented Mrs. Price with a grant for $1,000 from 25 News and CEFCU.

“I think it would be awesome to spend the money on some chairs that are moving, and they can rock and things like that. My students need that, they need to be able to move at appropriate times and even times when they get fidgety.”