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.

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

Sakita Tinsley - TeacherTuesday
14May
Teacher Tuesday

TeacherTueaday: May 14, 2019

In keeping with our “Heroes” theme, we’re proud to introduce you to Sakita Tinsley, an English and Multicultural Voices teacher at North Penn High School as this week’s #TeacherTuesday. A...

07May
Teacher Tuesday

TeacherTuesday: May 7, 2019

Over the past month, we’ve been happy to shine a spotlight on four extraordinary individuals through our Unsung Heroes campaign. We asked you to vote and you did, with the highest number of votes going...

30Apr
Teacher Tuesday

TeacherTuesday: April 30, 2019

For Katie Engelhardt, kindness is key and she always wants to make a difference for every single person whom she meets every single day. This week’s Unsung Hero is one of the certified school nurses and...

23Apr
Teacher Tuesday

TeacherTuesday: April 23, 2019

We’re delighted to feature Jacqui Owens this week, a member of the Bensalem Education Association and one of only two school social workers in the district serving nine schools. Jacqui “works...

16Apr
Teacher Tuesday

TeacherTuesday: April 16, 2019

This week’s Unsung Hero, Ellen Zschunke is the librarian and media specialist at the Pine RoadElementarySchool in Huntingdon Valley, and co-president of the Lower Moreland Township Education...

09Apr
Teacher Tuesday

TeacherTuesday: April 9, 2019

During the first week of our Unsung Heroes campaign, we’d like to introduce you to Jeff Klein, the amazing school counselor from Tamanend Middle School and member of the Central Bucks Education...

#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@ddcworks.com

 

 

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