The Downers Grove Junior Woman’s Club surprised Whittier School Kindergarten Teacher Lisa Czeszewski with an Outstanding Teacher Award on Tuesday, Feb. 21.

This annual award recognizes area teachers who demonstrate excellence in education.

 “Whittier sincerely congratulates Miss Czeszewski for such an outstanding accomplishment in her first year teaching at Whittier!” said Whittier Principal Michael Krugman.Miss_C_wnominators

 Czeszewski received nominations from six of her current students and their parents.

 “The Downers Grove Junior Woman’s Club was very impressed by the six nominations that Miss Czeszewski received,” said Downers Grove Junior Woman’s Club Co-chair Briar Croft. “Each nomination demonstrated how Miss Czeszewski truly goes above and beyond as a teacher and role model. We are honored to present her with this year’s Outstanding Teacher Award!”