Meet Colene Hoose.
Described as a uniquely gifted teacher, Ms. Hoose was born in Atlanta, IL in 1908 then graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University before beginning her 38-year career teaching for Unit 5.
She had a heart for the Arts, having sponsored the Drama Club and Thespians while directing 79 Plays at the High School level.
Following her retirement, she remained active as a member of the Community Players. Then, in 1965, Unit 5 chose to name their latest school in her honor.