Teacher of the Month

Meet WGN and SXU's Teacher of the Month

Congratulations to Kelsey Tortorice, who teaches choir at UIC Prep in Chicago, for being named Saint Xavier University and WGN-TV's January Teacher of the Month.

Being able to connect with people and sharing a common experience is what draws choir teacher Kelsey Tortorice to the classroom. She enjoys seeing her students grow and find enthusiasm in singing throughout their high school years.

Tortorice's compassion and desire to teach is clearly appreciated by her students. "She's just amazing," Nia Jordan, the student who nominated Tortorice, says. "She teaches with so much joy and so much happiness."

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.