Teacher Appreciation Giveaway Winners

Teacher Appreciation Giveaway Winners

Chrissy M. | Sandy W. | Nate T.
DuPage Credit Union asked local school staff members for stories of fellow teachers and colleagues who go above and beyond and deserve recognition. Thank you to everyone who entered the Teacher Appreciation Giveaway! All of the stories were a joy to read—we are so grateful for all that you do for our local students.

First Place

$250 Amazon® Gift Card (+ $50 Visa® Gift card for the nominator!)

 Chrissy M.

Chrissy M. (L) & Jaclyn W. (R)

Chrissy M.

Montini Catholic High School, Joliet Archdiocese

Nominator: Jaclyn W.

“Chrissy, our Math department head, is the best teacher in our department and possibly Montini. She teaches students and faculty alike. Her responsibilities are secondary to anything that she could help you with. Early or late, even Saturdays and Sundays, Chrissy will help using her incredible intelligence, unending patience, and positive outlook. Montini is a better place because Chrissy is there, challenging, aiding, assisting everyone who asks. And we all ask – because she is the best!”

Second Place

$100 Lettuce Entertain You® Gift Card (+ $50 Visa® Gift card for the nominator!)

 Sandy W.
Michelle T. (L) & Sandy W. (R)

Sandy W.

Emerson Elementary School, Elmhurst 205

Nominator: Michelle T.

“Sandy is an outstanding teacher constantly on the leading edge of innovation. Whenever we ask a teacher to try something new whether its guided reading, a technology pilot, or to be a part of a district or school committee, Sandy is the first to volunteer. Not only is she an amazing teacher, Emerson would not be the same without her. She runs student council, Fairy Tale Follies, helped PTA plan and organize family math night, and she is an active member or our School Leadership and PBIS secondary team. Sandy is constantly putting students first to make Emerson the best!”

Third Place

$75 Starbucks® Gift Card (+ $50 Visa® Gift card for the nominator!)

Nate T.

Nate T. (L) & Colleen R. (R)

Nate T.

Downers Grove South High School, Community High School District 99

Nominator: Colleen R.

“Nate Terry is a Physical Education teacher at DGS. This April, Nate organized and implemented the first All School Triathalon. Over 255 students participated in the event. Nate, along with a couple other teachers solicited donations from local businesses to use as prizes for the kids. Nate goes above and beyond on a daily basis, but it always impresses me that he looks to involve as many students as possible in events like this triathalon. Nate is a kind and caring man who exemplifies good teaching. He deserves this recognition for the extras he does for the kids at DGS!”

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