Josh Mika, the other award recipient from Illinois, is a teacher and librarian at Beebe Elementary School.
taught fourth and fifth graders for eight years before transitioning into teaching in the library and media center, which he
has done for the past nine years.
In addition to his role as a teacher, Mika now serves on the U.S. Apple Distinguished Educator Advisory Board, where he is responsible for planning and executing annual summer teaching institutes, according to the University.
Previously, Mika was named an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2011.