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VFCC Alum Receives Citadel Heart of Learning Award

by Valley Forge Christian College | May 01, 2012
Carrie Mitton '03 was the Valley Forge Christian College Education Department's 2003 Golden Apple recipient, and was VFCC's first graduate to by hired immediately after graduation by the Owen J. Roberts School District.
Carrie Mitton '03 was the Valley Forge Christian College Education Department's 2003VFCC Alum Receives Citadel Heart of Learning Award Golden Apple recipient, and was VFCC's first graduate to by hired immediately after graduation by the Owen J. Roberts School District. She taught fifth grade for seven years, and then moved to Gifted Support in 2010 to work with children who need an extra challenge in school. 

On March 28th, 2011, at the end of a routine faculty meeting, Carrie was surprised to see her superintendent and two unfamiliar people walk into the room. The visitors announced that they were there for the Citadel Heart of Learning Award, "a nationally-recognized program through Citadel Banking and the Chester County Intermediate Unit designed to honor and thank Chester County's teachers while raising awareness of the impact that their hard work and dedication have on students, families, and the entire community." Out of 2,500 nominations in Chester County, Carrie was a finalist for her district. She was awarded $500 to use in her classroom, and will attend the Citadel Heart of Learning Award Banquet on May 10, 2011 as one of 15 finalists in Chester County. 

The day after the unexpected announcement, the principal pronounced Friday, April 1, 2011 "Carrie Mitton Day." The students made her cards to thank her for all she does, and Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees and Smoothies donated smoothies to the entire school. 

When Carrie is not investing in the lives of the future generation, she's usually biking, taking walks, spending time with friends, or reading. She is grateful to VFCC for everything the College has done to help her get to where she is today.