Category: Teacher Tuesday

Sakita Tinsley - TeacherTuesday
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 member of the North Penn Education Association-NPEA, she received the “Exceptional Teacher Award” on Saturday in the National Liberty Museum‘s Teacher as Hero Award program honoring outstanding educators in the Delaware Valley. The program was sponsored by State Farm.

This co-advisor to the NPHS African American Awareness Club talks about becoming an avid reader as a child and how it broadened her horizons. She says, “Not everyone is born into a family of prominence or great financial comfort, but everyone is entitled to a useful, pragmatic, skill-based and adventure-filled education; that is the blessing and necessity of public education.” And she adds, “My students are so AMAZING! I look into their faces and I see them changing the world. I visualize how their very specific talents will actually make America what it was intended to be — a place where everyone deserves to live their version of the American Dream — one that involves equity and empathy, acceptance and access, pride and possibility.”

Know other inspiring educators like Sakita who change the world through their daily interactions with students? Let us know and we’ll feature them in an upcoming #TeacherTuesday.

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...

Marquis Stokes TeacherTuesday
02Apr
Teacher Tuesday

TeacherTuesday: April 2nd, 2019

We’re delighted to feature Marquise Stokes, a sixth-grade social studies teacher at Pennridge North Middle School and a member of the Pennridge Education Association, as this...

Erika Schwanbeck TeacherTuesday
26Mar
Teacher Tuesday

TeacherTuesday: March 26th, 2019

“Health and physical education are the classes where students can learn to live their best life,” says Erika Schwanbeck, this week’s #TeacherTuesday. She teaches those subjects at Keith Valley...

Chris Sterman TeacherTuesday
19Mar
Teacher Tuesday

TeacherTuesday: March 19th, 2019

Chris Sterman, Bensalem Township Education Association member, and this week’s #TeacherTuesday, finds the cultural mix at Bensalem High School “fascinating.” A chemistry and physics teacher, he...

Christie Besack TeacherTuesday
12Mar
Teacher Tuesday

TeacherTuesday: March 12th, 2019

Today’s #TeacherTuesday, Christie Besack, is an active Central Bucks Education Association member who embodies kindness. “Although I formally teach AP Psychology at Central Bucks High School West,...