Philly's 2017 Lindback Award winners

Ivey Welshans, left, Lindback Award-winning teacher at Middle Years Academy, engages with her student Quentin Thomas, right, about a story they are all reading together during her class. The top teachers in Philadelphia are honored by the Lindback Foundation.

Sixty stellar Philadelphia School District teachers are being honored Tuesday with awards by the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation. The 2017 awards, open for the first time to teachers in elementary and middle schools as well as high schools, come with a $3,500 prize. The Lindback Foundation has given away over $3 million to excellent district educators since 2008.