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

 

#TeacherTuesday

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.

#TeacherTuesday

#TeacherTuesday Karen Lyon
09Jul
Teacher Tuesday

TeacherTuesday: July 9, 2019

This week’s #TeacherTuesday highlights Karen Lyon, a retired teacher from Bristol Township who is still very active in her community. She serves on the board of Discovery Service Projects, an...

#TeacherTuesday Gary Felmey
02Jul
Teacher Tuesday

TeacherTuesday: July 2, 2019

This week’s #TeacherTuesday highlights Gary Felmey, an electrical tech teacher at Eastern Center for Arts and Technology and a member of the Eastern Montgomery County Educators Association. “Every...

Will Melvin TeacherTuesday
25Jun
Teacher Tuesday

TeacherTuesday: June 25,2019

This week’s #TeacherTuesday shines the spotlight on Will Melvin, an English teacher at Central Bucks High School South. Will is a candidate for PA Teacher of the year and a member of the Central...

Melissa Pierce TeacherTuesday
18Jun
Teacher Tuesday

TeacherTuesday: June 18, 2019

We’re excited to bring you this week’s #TeacherTuesday, Melissa Pierce, who’s a finalist for Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year 2020. She’s a third grade Language Arts teacher...

Leanne Jarossy teachertuesday
11Jun
Teacher Tuesday

TeacherTuesday: June 11, 2019

The teachers of Bucks and Montgomery counties have done it again! Three of them are among 12 finalists for 2020′s Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year. We’re happy to bring them to you as...

Kathy Rafter TeacherTuesday
04Jun
Teacher Tuesday

TeacherTuesday: June 4, 2019

Today’s #TeacherTuesday is Kathy Rafter, the second person in the dynamic duo who was honored in the recent National Liberty Museum‘s Teacher as Hero contest. She and Cara Gimbel are both...

#TeacherTuesday Nomination

Do you know an inspiring Bucks or Montgomery County public school teacher?
Email the following information to lweinstein@pavone.net 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, lweinstein@pavone.net

 

 

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