Awarded to a teacher education student for their student teaching semester and established by Jhoon Jake Chung (BA ’96) and Kimberly Dierks Chung (BA ’98).

More about Jake and Kimberly Chung 

Jake Chung began his teaching career in the Houston area and then relocated to the Chicago area in 1997.  As a new classroom teacher he won the Sallie Mae First Class Teaching award for the State of Illinois.  When he became a building principal he began to facilitate student teaching placements in his school district and recruited teachers at the University of Iowa teaching job fair.  Jake was recently appointed principal of South Middle School in the Arlington Heights Elementary District 25 after having served four years as principal of Hoover Math and Science Academy in Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54.    Jake’s wife, Kimberly is a Speech-Language Pathologist and they reside in Arlington Heights, IL.

Recent recipients

  • 2017 - Hannah Murrens
  • 2016 - Lauren Rosa
  • 2015 - Kayla Cordova
  • 2014 - Abigail Grilli
  • 2013 - Heather Stevens