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Wall of Honor Past Recipients

Photo of John B. Orler

John B. Orler

2009 Inductee


As a successful teacher, principal, and superintendent in Community Unit School District #7, John made a positive impact on the lives of thousands of students.  As a teacher, he also was one of the founding members of the local teachers union.  A tireless community volunteer, John served his community in a variety of roles including as a mayor, school board member, and founding member of the Benld Gillespie Development Association.  In addition, he was an active member of the Piasa Bird Council of the Boys Scouts of America.  John’s commitment to education and volunteer service made his community a better place to live.