Innovative Educational Program Takes First Place in National Voya Unsung Heroes™ Awards Competition

Voya Financial – Innovative Educational Program Takes First Place in National Voya Unsung Heroes™ Awards Competition

October 30, 2014 – Voya Financial, Inc. announced today that Mary Clark, a teacher at Eric Solorio Academy High School in Chicago, Illinois, has received the first-place prize in the company's national 2014 Voya Unsung Heroes awards competition. As the first-place winner, selected from over 1,000 applications, Clark will receive $25,000 to add to her initial $2,000 grant, bringing her total to $...

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A Unique View on Mentoring

A Unique View on Mentoring

One thing that really caught my attention in AUSL was the mentoring portion of the residency program. I think it is an amazing experience to have the opportunity to train under another teacher with the support of not only that mentor teacher, but the MRC (mentor resident coach) and co-resident. My mentor (not to brag) never ceases to amaze me. She is dedicated to the highest degree and really s...

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Room 130

Room 130

The commute to Curtis School of Excellence on 115th Street isn’t as bad as I thought it would be. In fact it’s kind of nice. It gives me a chance to decompress before walking into the school and seeing the kids.

The start of the school year was a wonderful time. A little shaky at first, trying to adjust, but all in all it’s been a stellar time i...

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Room 307

Room 307

Three weeks into the school year at Chicago Academy High School, I had an experience teaching in our American Lit class that reinforced why I am training to be a teacher. During a lesson on the Declaration of Independence, I had students talk to their partners about their questions about the text. When I had students share out their questions to the class, a st...

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