Alexandria Stewart, a middle school teacher at Center for Inquiry School 70, 510 E. 46th St. has been named IPS’ 2019 Teacher of the Year. A selection committee, comprised of fellow IPS educators, made its selection based on the candidate’s teaching philosophy, professional accomplishments and instructional practices. Stewart has been a teacher for nearly five years and has taught at CFI 70 since 2016. She helped design and implement a new middle school program and worked with the school administration to create class schedules, overall middle school expectations and an advisory program. “Teaching is one of the most challenging professions with little monetary reward,” Stewart said. “The rewards come in other ways like inspiring a student to find a passion, showing a child how to develop a healthy relationship or be a kind person.” More at IPS website.