p10 FlintFlint    Tiffany Flint is being honored for outstanding work as an educator who teaches, supports and empowers middle school students in Belleville.
    Flint has received the Illinois State Board of Education Outstanding Early Career Educator Merit Award and the Illinois Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Outstanding Beginning Teacher Award.
    Flint teaches sixth grade composition at Whiteside Middle School.
    Flint earned a bachelor’s in mass communications from the SIUE College of Arts and Sciences in 2004. After working as a journalist for several years, she says she decided to follow her heart and become a teacher.