Annice M. Brave

English and Journalism, Alton High School, Alton, IL

Annice M. Brave, 2011 Illinois Teacher of the Year and finalist for National Teacher of the Year, is a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) and teaches English and journalism at Alton High School in Alton, Illinois. 

She currently serves on the Illinois State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board, the Board of Examiners for NCATE (CAEP), the Board of Directors of the Illinois Education Association/NEA, the NEA Common Core Working Group, and the Educator Leader Cadre for PARCC.

At Alton High School, she teaches dual credit courses for Lewis and Clark Community College and sponsors the school newspaper, television and radio stations, Quill & Scroll Honor Society for high school journalists, and Calliope student fine arts magazine.  Annice is a frequent speaker and presenter on education topics, and has received numerous awards for her teaching and civil rights work, including the NEA Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence and the Pearson Foundation Global Learning Fellowship.