Kevin Rutter has been teaching for 15 years, currently serving as the department chair for Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs at Carl Schurz High School, where he teaches economics and business courses.
In 2010, the Illinois State Board of Education named Rutter the Illinois Teacher of the Year and the Chicago Public Schools named him the Exemplary CTE Teacher. He was also honored as the Chicago Bears/Symetra Financial Hero of the Classroom in 2011.
As Illinois Teacher of the Year, Rutter acts an ambassador for the teaching profession and plays an active role in shaping educational policy in Illinois.
Rutter is currently pursuing an Ed.D in Instructional Technology from Northern Illinois University. His previous education includes an M.A. in Teacher Leadership from the University of Illinois at Springfield, an M.A. in Chicago Studies from Loyola University, and a B.A. in Social Science from Eastern Illinois University.