Weston Peno is a 2020-2021 Teach Plus Illinois Policy Fellow. Weston teaches Art I and Art II at Effingham High School in Effingham IL, where he also sponsors the Art Club and coaches the varsity soccer team. Weston is currently involved in his district’s Teacher Leadership program. Weston became a teacher after years of convincing from his mother, a veteran teacher of over 30 years. He graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a BFA and received his MAE in Curriculum and Instruction from Greenville University.