“Teachers impact students far beyond the traditional classroom, connecting with them and inspiring them during some of our most difficult times,” said Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera. "We witnessed that extraordinary commitment this spring as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, with educators stepping up to make sure students and communities are fed, comforted and educated. The Department of Education applauds this year’s finalists, who represent the commitment and professionalism that so many Pennsylvania educators share.”
The 2021 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year finalists are:
The 2021 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year will be announced in December.
Visit the SAS website to learn more about the Teacher of the Year program and to access a nomination form to nominate an outstanding educator for the 2022 Teacher of the Year.