South Chicago Teachers Put Community First

On a sun-drenched May morning, murmurs from behind closed doors echoed down the muraled hallways of Thomas Hoyne Fine Arts Elementary School in South Chicago. Sitting in a quiet neighborhood below the Chicago Skyway, the school educates around 250 students in kindergarten through eighth grades.Within its brick walls, a robust sense of community thrives thanks to exceptional teaching staff and administration, including two devoted teachers, Ms. Katie Jenner and Ms. Stephanie Armstead.

Celebrating Chicago’s Principals

As leaders of their schools, principals play a crucial role in the success of students. United Way of Metro Chicago appreciates their contribution and is proud to highlight the principals who work in our Neighborhood Networks during Principal Appreciation Week.