The Chicago Public Schools honored four teachers at West Side schools with its annual DRIVE (Delivering Results through Innovation and Visionary Education) awards. The DRIVE winners, who are nominated and judged by their peers, are the sixth group of CPS faculty members to earn the awards. Each DRIVE winner receives $2,000, classroom supplies worth $1,000 from OfficeMax, a plaque, and membership in an advisory council to the CPS Chief Executive Officer.
The DRIVE award was created to increase recognition for teaching excellence and exceptional performance. One teacher from each CPS Area is named as a DRIVE winner annually.
The 2010 DRIVE winners from West Side schools are:
• Area 3 – Nancy Marsay Jones, Milton Brunson Math, Science & Technology School
• Area 7 – Cordelia Parker, Charles Sumner Elementary School
• Area 19 – Rozlind Kline-Thomas, Michele Clark Magnet High School
• Areas 28 & 29 – Chelsea Hay, Mary Mapes Dodge Elementary School.