Saint Xavier University Teacher of the Month

Teacher of the Month

Meet WGN and SXU's Teacher of the Month

Congratulations to Alison Schroeder, who is a seventh grade science teacher at Memorial Junior High School in Lansing, IL, for being named Saint Xavier University and WGN-TV's June Teacher of the Month.

Alison Schroeder makes it her mission to tap into her students natural curiousity to build their love for science. She takes the time to get to know each and every one of her 150 seventh grade students on an individual basis so that she can determine the best way to meet their education needs.

Paired with the positivity and energy that Shroeder brings into the classroom every day, this method has been very successful. One student in particular, Kevin Murdock, appreciates his teacher's approach to teaching so much that he nominated her for Teacher of the Month recognition. To help him overcome his learning disability, Shroeder has individualized his assignments and provides him with the extra boost of confidence he needs to help him realize his potential. Murdock strongly believes she is the best teacher he could ever ask for.

"I don't think I do anything different from any other educator out there," remarks Shroeder. "Our goal as educators is to see our kids grow, develop, and become lifelong learners."

If you are currently a student age 13 or older in the Chicagoland area, please visit the Contest Page on WGN's website to nominate a teacher whom you feel makes a difference at your school or in your community.