Thursday, September 29, 2011

SXU and WGN-TV partner to honor outstanding Chicago-area teachers with Teacher of the Month program

First Teacher of the Month, Norma Gutierrez of Noble Street College Prep, will appear on WGN on Sept. 28

Chicago (Sept. 29, 2011) Saint Xavier University has partnered with WGN-TV Chicago to highlight the Teacher of the Month program, which honors educators who make a difference in their communities. Watch video of math teacher Norma Gutierrez of Noble Street College Prep, 1010 N. Noble, Chicago, being honored as the first Teacher of the Month. Gutierrez is scheduled to appear on WGN-TV during the midday news between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Thurs., Sept. 29. Teachers of the Month also will appear on the SXU and WGN-TV websites.

The program recognizes outstanding kindergarten, elementary, junior high, high school, vocational, and special education teachers in Chicagoland and northwest Indiana. One teacher will be selected each month through June 2012 for a total of 10 honorees. Teachers of the Month are chosen based on educational achievements in the classroom, community contributions and innovativeness of the program/techniques used by the teacher. Each Teacher of the Month is featured on the WGN-TV news and will receive a certificate of recognition. Additionally, each Teacher of the Month will receive a $1,000 donation from SXU to purchase school supplies for his or her classroom.

Read more information about the Teacher of the Month program here. Nominate a teacher on WGN-TV's website here.


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