Teacher of the Year
The following teachers are the finalists for the
Pennsylvania 2018 Teacher of the Year. One
of these finalists will be named the Pennsylvania 2018 Teacher of the Year at
the SAS Institute in December 2017.
||Daniel Boone Area
||Daniel Boone High School|
||Altoona Area Junior High School|
||Montour High School|
||West Jefferson Hills
||Jefferson Elementary School|
||Rose Tree Media
||Media Elementary School|
||Marshall Elementary School|
||Cocalico Middle School|
||Meadville Area Senior High School|
||Shaler Area High School|
|Miller Owlett, Lara
||Wellsboro Area High School|
||Waynesboro Area Middle School|
||Loyalsock Township High School|
2017 Teacher of the Year
more than a job, it is a calling. Many of those who heed that call to educate
Pennsylvania’s youth pour their hearts and souls into their profession, the
result of which can easily be seen by the energized youths filling communities
across the state. Pennsylvania is home to some of the finest schools and
teachers, and our students certainly benefit from their excellence.
To honor those
outstanding educators, nominations for the State Teacher of the Year come in from
around the state from students, parents, colleagues and members of the community;
honoring the educators’ achievements both inside and outside the classroom. From those nominees, the Pennsylvania
Department of Education (PDE) selected 12 Finalists for the 2017 Pennsylvania
State Teacher of the Year.
The winner, Michael
Soskil, was announced at the SAS Institute in December 2016 by Secretary Pedro
Rivera. Michael teaches science to 3rd
through 5th graders at the Wallenpaupack South Elementary School
in the Wallenpaupack Area School District.
He previously received the 2012 Presidential Award for Excellence in
Math and Science Teaching and was recognized as a top-10 finalist for the
Global Teacher Prize in 2016.
Teacher of the Year program is co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of
Education and the Pennsylvania chapter of the National State Teacher of the
Year. Nominations for Teacher of the
Year can be made by educators, parents, students, and community members to honor
an outstanding educator. The nomination
form along with additional information about the Pennsylvania Teacher of the
Year program may be found at http://nnstoy.org/chapter/pennsylvania/.
Nominations can be made at any time throughout the year with those being
received after December 15th held over to the following year.
Pennsylvania’s Teacher of the Year Program
should be directed to Karl Streckewald, State Coordinator, at (717) 346-4369,
or via e-mail to email@example.com .
2017 Teacher of the Year
South Elementary School,
Wallenpaupack Area School District
3rd to 5th Grade Science
is the greatest job in the world. Not only do we get to make a difference
in the lives of others every day,
but we get to teach the next generation how
to change the world.”