2024 Tutor of the Year: Cecelia McDonnell


Each year, Brightlane Learning is challenged and honored to identify one volunteer tutor as our Tutor of the Year.

We’re excited to announce that our 2024 Tutor of the Year is Cecelia McDonnell!¬†

Cecelia has volunteered with us for the past nine years and always goes above and beyond. She spends three hours each week at IPS Brookside Elementary School #54 working with 1st, 3rd, and 4th grade students. She’s ready to work on academic skills or focus on social-emotional learning depending on what each student needs.

Cecelia is often seeking creative approaches to help students with their classwork. As a lifelong learner, she chooses to spend time studying some of the new ways kids are being taught so she can better help them. Cecelia is a constant champion for Brightlane students, and we are so excited to honor her!

Our Education Support Coordinators nominate a volunteer who goes above and beyond each year for our Tutor of the Year award. This year, we had 8 incredible nominees!