EXTON, PA, October 1, 2019 — The 19th annual Citadel Heart of Learning Award program has kicked off, and Citadel is officially accepting nominations. Nominations for the teacher award program will be accepted through December 31, 2019, and can be submitted at CitadelHeartofLearning.com.
The Citadel Heart of Learning Award was created in 2001 by Citadel and the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU).
Any person who teaches at a public or private school in Chester County
is eligible to win. Every year, Citadel receives thousands of heartfelt
nominations sent from students, parents, and community members for
teachers who are making a true difference in their students’ lives. Last
year, more than 2,300 teachers were nominated. To date, over $216,000
has been given to local educators, and over 270 teachers have been
honored with the award.
In addition to the nomination period being open, Citadel has
announced that Dr. George Fiore, the new Executive Director of the
Chester County Intermediate Unit, will serve as co-chair along with
Michael Schnably, Citadel Senior Vice President.
“In so many ways, teachers are unsung superheroes, and
Citadel is proud to give them the honor they deserve,” said Michael
Schnably, senior vice president, Citadel. “We are thrilled to have the
Chester County Intermediate Unit as our partner to celebrate the
deserving educators in this community.”
Each year, 15 finalists are selected from the nominations; one
finalist from each of the 13 public school districts in Chester County,
one from the Chester County Intermediate Unit, and one from a Chester
County non-public school, which includes charter and home schools. All
finalists receive $500 to use in their classroom and are honored at the
Citadel Heart of Learning Awards banquet in early May. Three winners are
selected from the 15 finalists — one high school, one middle school,
and one elementary school teacher — and each receives an additional
$1,500 to use in their classroom. Mrs. Amanda DiPasqua from East Vincent Elementary was selected as the 2019 Owen J. Roberts School District finalist for the Citadel Heart of Learning Award.
Schools with Heart
In addition to the teaching excellence award, the top three schools
that submit the most nominations receive the “Schools with Heart” award
from Citadel. Schools with Heart awards three cash prizes – first place,
$1500; second place, $750; and third place, $500 – for the schools to
support assemblies or events.
For more information, nomination rules, and to submit teacher nominations, visit CitadelHeartofLearning.com.