Shippensburg University recognizes outstanding teachers

By KAY JONES
Publications/public information coordinator,
Conewago Valley School District

At the 25th Annual Outstanding Teacher Luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 13, Nellie Cyr, associate dean of the College of Education and Human Services, cited the “critical need for teachers of the highest quality to assure that our students are educationally and economically competitive in a global economy.” The most important component in a student’s success is the quality and experience of the classroom teacher.

Forty-four teachers from the 11 county area of south central Pennsylvania, including Bradford Heird and Michael Yingling from the Conewago Valley School District, were recognized. Heird, is a math teacher at the New Oxford Middle School and Yingling, a third grade teacher at New Oxford Elementary School.

The teachers were selected for their commitment to ongoing professional development, for utilizing innovative practices in the classroom, for serving in leadership roles in their schools and for their commitment to community service.

Over 165 teachers and administrators, university faculty and family members attended the event and joined in the celebration of the teachers’ outstanding commitment to teaching. The annual event is sponsored by the Shippensburg University School Study Council, a professional development partnership between public school districts and the University, which supports school system leaders in improving the instructional experience.

From left are Jesse White, middle school assistant principal; Rebecca Harbaugh, assistant superintendent; Bradford Heird; Nellie Cyr; Misti Wildasin, elementary principal; and Daniel Trimmer, superintendent.

From left are Jesse White, middle school assistant principal; Rebecca Harbaugh, assistant superintendent; Michael Yingling; Nellie Cyr; Misti Wildasin, elementary principal; and Daniel Trimmer, superintendent.

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Get tickets now for Dollars for Scholars fund-raiser

By KAY JONES
Publications/public information coordinator,
Conewago Valley School District

The eighth annual Conewago Valley School District Dollars for Scholars Khakis at the Club will be held 6-11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, at the Hanover Country Club. The cost is $35 per person for an evening of dinner, live music by Chuck Neri, and live and silent auctions.

District parents, staff, family, alumni and friends will find this an enjoyable and fun evening. All funds raised benefit New Oxford High School students who plan to continue their educational goals. Find out how to make reservations by going online at www.conewago.k12.pa.us or call the district office at 624-2157 and ask for Kay Jones.

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New teachers in the Conewago Valley School District

A reception was held prior to the Conewago Valley School District’s September school board meeting to welcome six new teachers.

Introduced by Superintendent Dan Trimmer were, pictured below, Lauren Crawford, kindergarten, New Oxford Elementary; Angel Gibson, high school general science; Sarah Donavon, high school family and consumer science; Melissa Crabbs, Conewago Valley Intermediate, sixth grade; and Laura Adornato, intermediate school sixth grade. Not pictured is Tonya Lardarello, high school learning support.

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