PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia is honoring dozens of outstanding teachers at the annual Lindback Awards ceremony Tuesday evening at the Prince Theater.
For the last decade, the Lindback Foundation has been recognizing the best Philadelphia School District teachers.READ MORE: Lost Bet Leads To Eagles' Jason Kelce Going Bleach Blonde Like Zach Ertz
Among this year’s 59 honorees is ninth grade math teacher Cathy Fox at the Franklin Learning Center.
She says it’s rewarding to be honored not only for her 18 years in the classroom, but for the extra time she spends tutoring students and working with her peers.READ MORE: Fight Outside Pat's Steaks In South Philadelphia Ends With 1 Person Dead, Victim's Father And Friend Hospitalized
Fox says her work goes beyond math.
“My goal is to make sure that they want to be in class,” she said. “Like they feel like, I know they’re there and they have their say. They’re valuable like, everybody’s valuable. No matter if you’re failing algebra or passing algebra. You’re a student in my class. I want you to feel that I want you to be there.”MORE NEWS: New Jersey Set To Expand Funding For Pre-K Education, Gov. Phil Murphy Announces
The award includes a $3,500 prize, and Fox says she’ll use the money to pay tuition for her graduate-school classes.