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Awarding Teachers With Heart

Citadel recognizes teachers for the great work that they do. That is why we teamed up with the Chester County Intermediate Unit 16 years ago to create the Citadel Heart of Learning Award.

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Each year, Citadel receives thousands of nominations to honor local teachers with the nationally recognized Citadel Heart of Learning Award. 

The 2018 Nomination Period is now open!

Nominate your favorite teacher by December 31, 2017!

About the Program

Citadel receives thousands of nominations every year for more than 1,200 teachers in Chester County. 

Our team carefully reviews each nomination and selects 15 finalists:

  • One teacher from each of the 13 area public school districts
  • One teacher from the Chester County Intermediate Unit
  • One teacher from a non-public school in Chester County (including charter and home-schools)

Each of the 15 finalists receives $500 to use in his or her classroom. From this group, three winners are selected:

  • One high school teacher
  • One middle school teacher
  • One elementary school teacher 

Each winner receives the Citadel Heart of Learning Award along with an additional $1,500 for use in the classroom.

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Congratulations to the 2017 Grand Prize Winners!

Citadel is excited to introduce the 2017 Grand Prize Winners for the Citadel Heart of Learning Award!

Congratulations to all of the 2017 nominees!

2017 Citadel Heart of Learning Winners

The 2017 Citadel Heart of Learning Award Grand Prize winners; Cindy Diffendall, E.N. Pierce Middle School; Jerry Nowak, Downingtown West High School; and Carol Petersen, Twin Valley Elementary Center

Teachers with Heart

The Citadel Heart of Learning Award is a teaching excellence award that recognizes Chester County teachers who show dedication both in and out of the classroom. 

Chester County students, parents, and community members are encouraged to nominate a deserving teacher who goes above and beyond the call of duty. Citadel awards 15 finalists and three overall winners with the Citadel Heart of Learning Award. 

Recognition Through the Years

In 2001, Citadel partnered with the Chester County Intermediate Unit to establish a program that recognizes and honors Chester County teachers. Since its inception, the Citadel Heart of Learning Award program has recognized thousands of teachers for their tireless dedication to students and the community.


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Schools of Heart

After the nomination period ends, the Citadel Heart of Learning Award committee will tally the total number of nominations by school. The top three schools will earn cash for events or assemblies:

1st Place - $1500
2nd Place - $750
3rd Place - $500

For more information, contact us at CitadelHeartofLearning@CitadelBanking.com.

 

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