young teacher2 072320ELGIN –Gov. Pritzker announced new grants Thursday for state high schools to help recruit new educators. State Senator Cristina Castro (D-Elgin) is pleased to announce that Hoffman Estates High School will be receiving some of those funds.

“I’m thrilled to see that Hoffman Estates High School will receiving a grant to help recruit and support a diverse faculty of teachers to help educate our students,” Castro said. “One of the most important things we can do as a society is provide a quality education for our youth. This grant will help Hoffman Estates High Schools and other school districts in the area and in the state recruit the best and brightest educators to help build a better future.”

Programs supported by this grant through the Illinois State Board of Education will emphasize recruiting underrepresented students into education careers to help meet the high demand for teachers of color across Illinois.

Hoffman Estates High School will receive a portion of a nearly $250,000 grant made to North Suburban high schools under the program, administered by the Illinois State Board of Education. For a full list of grant recipients or for more information, visit