Lincoln-Way East Teacher Awarded Bob Haisman Teacher of the Year Award
Thursday, February 4, 2021

The Illinois Education Association (IEA) recently awarded Lincoln-Way East Family & Consumer Science Teacher Maggie Castrogiovanni the Bob Haisman Teacher of the Year Award.

The IEA gives one new teacher (defined as five years or less experience) in the entire state the award based on his or her excellence in the classroom, commitment to public education, and for advancing a positive image of "new teacher" for the wider educational community.

The Lincoln-Way Education Association nominated Ms. Castrogiovanni based off her contributions to the group and her classroom practices.

This is Ms. Castrogiovanni’s second year teaching, but has been a substitute for Lincoln-Way 210 since 2017. She teaches Design, Nutrition, Intro to Foods, What's for Dinner, and Human Relationships.

"I'm very humbled that the IEA has selected me for this honor. As an educator, I pride myself on having a classroom where all my students feel valued and comfortable to grow as scholars and individuals. While I'm very proud of the work that I've put into creating a welcoming classroom environment, I have to give credit to my mentors for helping me become the educator that I am. For their ongoing support, I am very thankful," said Ms. Castrogiovanni.

Ms. Castrogiovanni will be recognized at the IEA Representative Assembly in March.