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.