Caitlin Lynch-Huggins was recently awarded the Facing History and Ourselves Juster Family Teacher Award. Educators were nominated based on effectively teaching Facing History and Ourselves and creating a safe and inclusive classroom.
Caitlin's classroom setting allows students the freedom to express their thoughts and ideas without judgment. In this environment, her students have been able to hold conversations on difficult issues such as racism and sexism. Caitlin effectively models to her students how to be keen and tolerant listeners. Ms. Lynch-Huggins uses FHAO curriculum on a regular basis to present content through a lens of social justice while creatively adapting lessons that engage students in hearing their own and each other's voices. Caitlin is a very passionate teacher who challenges all students to see how individual choices can impact injustice (and justice).
Of the ten nominees for the award, five were of the Magnificat family. Congratulations, Alecia Janosik, Josie O'Hara, Mary Dwyer-Kueller, Jessica Roth and Caitlin on this great honor.