American Education Week

Here you will find videos and stories about the impact that teachers have on students as well as the appreciation students have for their Bucks and Montgomery County public school teachers.

Remember to thank a teacher during American Education Week, November 12th to the 16th.

Mr. Swindells’ Surprise Interview

A theme that continued to pop up in our #TeacherTuesday series was how public schools and public school educators teach much more than the basics – they teach students how to be good citizens, inspire self-confidence and motivate them to become life-long learners. To better tell that story, the CAPS’ team brought one of our #TeacherTuesday stories to life.

We invited eight students of Scott Swindells, a 10th grade English teacher at North Penn HS, into the school’s AV studio to talk about him. On camera, they told us what made him their favorite teacher and what they learned beyond literature. And they all had something to say about his Man Bun.

After we interviewed his students, we invited Scott to the studio under the guise of an interview about his teaching style. Little did he know that he would be presented with a collection of messages from some of his current and former students. He truly enjoyed hearing their stories and was humbled by their heartfelt thanks. It was clear that his mission goes far beyond teaching them English and that his goal is to connect with students to help them succeed in life.

Mission accomplished.

Mr. Swindells and his students are textbook examples of what makes Bucks and Montgomery counties’ public schools so special.


Hear Mr. Swindells rap

Students thank their favorite public school teacher



Each week, we profile a Bucks or Montgomery public school teacher on our Facebook page in our #TeacherTuesday feature. The diverse backgrounds and strengths of these educators, and the subjects they teach, demonstrate that there is something for everyone in our public schools.


Robert Slagle Teacher Tuesday
Teacher Tuesday

Teacher Tuesday: November 6, 2018

On this very important election day, we’re delighted to feature Robert Slagle of the Colonial Education Association who teaches AP U.S. Government and Politics and AP Economics at Plymouth-Whitemarsh...

Teacher Tuesday

Teacher Tuesday: October 30, 2018

This weeks #TeacherTuesday is a K-6 Instructional Support Teacher that comes from Rolling Hills Elementary School in the Council Rock School District. We learned from her colleagues that she recently...

Lise Marlowe #TeacherTuesday
Teacher Tuesday

Teacher Tuesday: October 23, 2018

Lise Marlowe is a sixth-grade teacher who’s a member of the Cheltenham Education Association and teaches at Elkins Park School. But beyond that, she’s a remarkable human being whom we are proud to...

Amy Migliore Teacher Tuesday
Teacher Tuesday

Teacher Tuesday: October 16, 2018

It’s hard to know where to start when talking about global thinker and lifelong learner, Amy Migliore, a Ph.D. candidate, board member of Pennsylvania Art Education Association, frequent conference...

Jeanine Waldron
Teacher Tuesday

Teacher Tuesday: October 9, 2018

We’re proud to feature Jeanine Waldron, an Honors and AP English teacher at Central Bucks High School West, as this week’s #TeacherTuesday. Although she says, “the schedule is demanding, the work...

Colleen Quinn-Maxwell
Teacher Tuesday

Teacher Tuesday: October 2, 2018

Colleen Quinn-Maxwell, this week’s sunny #TeacherTuesday, teaches health and physical education to ninth through twelfth graders at Lower Moreland High School. She turned her lessons into action by...

#TeacherTuesday Nomination

Do you know an inspiring Bucks or Montgomery County public school teacher?
Email the following information to to have him or her featured in a #TeacherTuesday post!

A photograph of the featured teacher in the school.
A 1-3 sentence answer to ONE of the following questions:

  • When did you know you wanted to be a teacher?
  • When did you realize that you made the right decision to be a teacher?
  • In your opinion, what makes public education great?
  • What inspires you to lead your class every day?
  • What’s something that your students can’t get anywhere else?

The following information:

  • Your name
  • The grade/subject you teach
  • Your school
  • Your school district


Questions? – Contact Lana Weinstein,



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