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Lincoln-Way Central German teacher Aaron Raatjes works with students in his class. Raatjes is one of 32 finalists for the Golden Apple Excellence in Teaching Award. Photos submitted
Aaron Raatjes, a teacher and dean in Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210 for the past 12 years, was inspired to become a German teacher after a year-long student exchange program in Austria.
Megan Schuller, Assistant Editor
4:00 am CST February 13, 2019
In 2003 Aaron Raatjes was a student roaming the halls and preparing to graduate from Lincoln-Way East. Sixteen years later, he is now being recognized for his work as a German teacher and dean of students at Lincoln-Way Central.