IMS Teachers Nominated for CSFP Teacher of the Year

By IMS Staff

Each year, Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia (CSFP) recognizes a K-8th grade teacher who makes an impact on the children who receive their scholarship support, by providing creative classroom practices, exceptional instructional support and extra-curricular activities to all the students they teach. We are pleased to announce that three of our St. Helena-Incarnation (SHI) Catholic School teachers – Jess Loftus, Victoria Murphy and Annette Hanagan – were nominated for the CSFP Teacher of the Year!

Jess Loftus, is in her 7th year teaching in a Catholic school and currently teaches 4th grade religion, math, social studies and science.  She has done a fantastic job teaching math this year and her openness to innovating in the classroom has helped her push academic growth in her students.  Jess forms great relationships with students, which let them know that they are valued and helps them achieve their goals.

Annette Hanagan teaches Kindergarten and is in her 31st year teaching in a Catholic school.  We are continually impressed by Annette’s commitment to the students and her commitment to constant professional growth.  As the leader of our three kindergarten teachers, our faculty looks to her as an expert in many areas.

Victoria Murphy is in her 3rd year teaching at SHI. Victoria does an excellent job teaching our 3rd grade students math and English, but most impressive is her care and care of our students.  She holds our scholars accountable to high standards, guides them to meeting these standards and praises them when they achieve their goals.

Congratulations to these three exceptional teachers! Our school is blessed by each of them, and many more who were not nominated.

About Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia: Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia (CSFP) is a privately-funded program whose mission is to provide children from low-income Philadelphia families with financial access to quality, safe, K-8th grade, tuition-based schools, thereby increasing their long-term economic and social success. CSFP grants need-based scholarships to children from low-income Philadelphia families, all of which are awarded by random lottery. CSFP currently serves about 5,200 children enrolled at over 170 private and parochial schools. Learn more.