Murray teacher gets award

Murray Language Academy Elementary School teacher Anh T. Hoang, won the KIA Educator of the Month award. He will receive $1,000, which will be used for classroom improvements.

Hoang, a second grade teacher at Murray Language Academy, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave., said his goal each year is to inspire all of his students to reach out and collaborate with people from many different backgrounds.

In addition to the $1,000 reward to be used for classroom improvements, Hoang received two tickets to Friday night’s game against the Golden State Warriors where he was honored during a center court pregame award presentation.

The Chicago Bulls and Kia Motors America teamed up through their Kia Educator of the Month Program to recognize the achievements of an outstanding Chicago Public Schools elementary school teacher at a Bulls home game each month during the 2012-13 regular season.