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 18-22, 2019.

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

17Dec
Teacher Tuesday

TeacherTuesday: December 17, 2019

Today’s #TeacherTuesday is Charlene Crawford, a member of the Abington Education Association. Charlene is a first grade teacher at Rydal Elementary who is also a prolific author, whose titles include...

10Dec
Teacher Tuesday

TeacherTuesday: December 10, 2019

This week’s #TeacherTuesday is Jules Mermelstein, a retired high school History and Government Teacher from Upper Dublin Education Association who currently serves as Vice President of PSEA-Retired...

22Oct
Teacher Tuesday

TeacherTuesday: October 22, 2019

Today’s #TeacherTuesday is Ali Rosenberger, a North Penn Education Association member who teaches Kindergarten Special Education at Gwyn Nor Elementary. “I am inspired to teach because I believe...

15Oct
Teacher Tuesday

TeacherTuesday: October 15, 2019

This week’s #TeacherTuesday is Amy Migliore, a member of the Quakertown Community Education Association – QCEA who last month was named the PAEA Pennsylvania Art Education...

24Sep
Teacher Tuesday

TeacherTuesday: September 24, 2019

Today’s #TeacherTuesday honors Gary Spack, a member of the  Council Rock Education Association who teaches third grade at Churchville Elementary School. Gary recently published a new children’s book,...

17Sep
Teacher Tuesday

TeacherTuesday: September 17, 2019

Today’s #TeacherTuesday honors Jessica Flack, a member of the Hatboro-Horsham Education Association. Jessica teaches 3rd grade at Pennypack Elementary. “I teach because I want to instill a love of...

#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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