Inspiring teachers, inspired students

Here you will find videos and stories about the impact 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 Teacher Appreciation week, May 7th to the 11th.

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

Cynthia Douglas Teacher Tuesday CAPS
12Sep
Teacher Tuesday

Teacher Tuesday: September 11, 2018

This week, we feature the very innovative, Cynthia Douglas, a third-grade teacher at A.M. Kulp Elementary in the North Penn School District, as our #TeacherTuesday. Cynthia makes learning come alive for...

Philip Detwiler #TeacherTuesday
04Sep
Teacher Tuesday

Teacher Tuesday: September 4, 2018

This week’s #TeacherTuesday, Philip Detwiler, of Upper Perkiomen Middle School, helps bring American History 1 alive for his eighth graders. His infectious enthusiasm is evident as he talks not only...

Sharon Benaderet-Cohen CAPS
31Aug
Teacher Tuesday

Teacher Tuesday: August 28, 2018

This week’s #TeacherTuesday, Sharon Benaderet-Cohen, used her vast experience as a teacher for general education, handicapped, disabled, and disturbed children as well as her certification as a...

Albert Catarro Teacher Tuesday
21Aug
Teacher Tuesday

Teacher Tuesday: August 21, 2018

We’re proud to feature the very entrepreneurial educator, Albert Catarro, Ed.D. as this week’s #TeacherTuesday. A Business and Cooperative Education teacher at William Tennent High School in...

Lee Ann van der Kwast Teacher Tuesday
14Aug
Teacher Tuesday

Teacher Tuesday: August 14, 2018

Lee Ann van der Kwast, a ninth grade English teacher for Creative Writing and Public Speaking in Methacton High School, is this week’s #TeacherTuesday. According to a colleague, she excels “at...

Teacher Tuesday Emily Murray
09Aug
Teacher Tuesday

Teacher Tuesday: August 7, 2018

When we heard about Emily Murray, a Spanish teacher of eighth and ninth graders and National Junior Honor Society Advisor at Tamamend Middle School in Central Bucks, we said, “Si Señora – we would...

#TeacherTuesday Nomination

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

 

 

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