Crosswhite earns Heart of the School Award
The Archdiocese of Chicago has named St. Luke Parish middle-school teacher Janet Crosswhite a Heart of the School Award winner.
"I am thrilled to announce that Janet Crosswhite, our middle-school science teacher, has been named a Heart of the School Award winner,” St. Luke principal Kristine Gritzmacher said in a press release. “The award was given under the category of Heart of Innovation, which recognizes excellent educators who are willing to innovate, infusing their work with the latest teaching practices and instructional technology. Recipients of this award reflect the ability to successfully serve students through adaptation and innovation.”
Crosswhite is one of just 18 Heart of School 2019 award winners coming from over 500 nominees. A teacher at St. Luke’s for over 15 years, Crosswhite was further saluted along with other winners at a luncheon sponsored by the Archdiocese, where she also received a commemorative engraved heart.
“Our students and alumni have long benefitted from Janet’s passion and her continual efforts to grow as a teacher,” Gritzmacher said.