Pennsylvania Honors Outstanding Educators
Milken Educator Award
Congratulations to Katherine Bobby who was named the 2018 Milken Educator from Pennsylvania. Katherine was recognized in a surprise ceremony where she received a $25,000 cash prize. Katherine is a third grade English Language Arts teacher at Eagle View Elementary School in the Somerset Area School District Area School District.
The Milken Educator Awards celebrate, elevate, and activate exemplary K-12 educators. The awards have been instrumental in communicating to parents and policy makers alike the proven fact that the quality of the teacher in the classroom is by far the most important school-based determinant of student achievement.
Together, we are rewriting the narrative of the Somerset Area School District. This is not the district I joined eleven years ago. We are so much better. ... We are rewriting our legacy in this town and for this community.
Katherine Bobby, 2018 Milken Educator Award Winner
Meet the 2019 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Marilyn P. Pryle who was named the 2019 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year at the Keystone Awards of Excellence ceremony at the SAS Institute. Selected from a field of applicants from across the commonwealth, Marilyn is an English teacher at Abington Heights High School in the Abington Heights School District.
In concert with the National Teacher of the Year Program, the Pennsylvania Department of Education identifies and honors exemplary teaching and classroom practices across the Commonwealth. This award recognizes a professional who inspires students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn; who has the respect and admiration of students, parents, and colleagues; and who plays an active and useful role in both school and community.
Every student brings unique gifts. The teacher’s work is to create a space for each to grow—to wonder, to risk, to connect, to bloom. To become more fully oneself, and more deeply human: This is the purpose of education. Marilyn P. Pryle, 2019 PA Teacher of the Year
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