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Shippensburg University Council Recognizes Outstanding Teachers

Shippensburg University and the Shippensburg University School Study Council celebrated American Education Week Thursday, November 13, 2018 by recognizing forty-seven outstanding teachers from school districts in South Central Pennsylvania. The honorees were selected for their outstanding service to their school communities based on their commitment to effective teaching, their dedication to their students, their commitment to ongoing professional development, as well as for utilizing innovative practices in the classroom and for serving in leadership roles in their schools.

Among those recognized were Rachel Roach (Music Teacher at South Mountain and Wellsville Elementary Schools) and Matt Brindle (Science Teacher at Northern Middle School).

In congratulating the Outstanding Teachers, Dr. Brian Small, Executive Director of the Study Council emphasized that research clearly indicates that the most important factors in a student’s success are the quality of the classroom teacher and the learning experiences which take place in the classroom. He added that there continues to be a critical need for teachers of the highest quality to assure that all students are educationally and economically competitive in a global economy. Dr. Nicole R. Hill, Dean of the College of Education and Human Services welcomed over 160 teachers and guests to the Recognition Luncheon held on the University Campus in Reisner Hall. Dr. Hill congratulated the teachers on their selection and praised the administrators and staff for their ongoing support of effective teaching.

The annual event is sponsored by the Shippensburg University School Study Council, a partnership between public school districts and the University, which supports school system leaders in improving the instructional environment and experience.

Pictured left to right: Dr. Eric Eshbach (NYCSD Superintendent), Sylvia Murray (Principal, Northern Middle School), Matt Brindle (Science Teacher, Northern Middle School), Dr. Nicole R. Hill (Dean of College of Education & Human Services).


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