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Teacher of the Month

Meet WGN and SXU's Teacher of the Month

Congratulations to Arnoush Javaherian, who teaches anatomy and physiology at Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville, for being named Saint Xavier University and WGN-TV’s April Teacher of the Month.

Teaching a subject matter that can be viewed as a complex curriculum, Javaherian engages his students with his animations and drawings and photographic projections. He’s a favorite teacher among his students who credit his level of character, integrity and respect shown in the classroom.

“Being a teacher is almost my duty or responsibility to help these younger individuals grow as human beings and as adults and hopefully become better people,” he said.

Neuqua Valley student Bridget Ashe nominated Javaherian for the award because of his passion for education and his students. “From the first day of school, I realized this teacher is going to be awesome and he didn’t disappoint,” she said. “He’s so passionate about what he does and you can tell he really wants to see his students succeed.”

Humbled by the nomination, Javaherian said, “It makes me feel like I’m doing my job.”

If you are currently a student age 13 or older in the Chicagoland area, please visit the Contest Page on WGN's website to nominate a teacher whom you feel makes a difference at your school or in your community.