PAS Science Teacher Stephanie Kearney recognized as Edmentum’s Educator of the Year finalist!
Earlier this year, educational software company Edmentum asked their customers to tell their own success stories or nominate fellow educators who are making an impact on the lives of students. Now, it’s time to announce the winners of the third annual Edmentum Educator of the Year Awards! With so many incredible stories of amazing educators, selecting the winners was an incredibly difficult task.
This year’s winners not only stood out as teachers devoted to the achievements of their students, but also as educators who model what it means to be a champion of technology in the classroom. Middle School literacy teacher Ms. Mikolajewski nominated Mrs. Kearney for this year’s award –
“Stephanie integrates technology effectively in all aspects of her instruction, but what I wanted to point out most was her devotion to making Science real world applicable for her students through project-based learning. Over the past three years, she has gained multiple grants to extend her student’s learning beyond the classroom. In two of the past three years, our school’s robotics team which she sponsors has won the city competition and competed at the National LEGO League championships. This year’s team developed a rainwater purifying system. She is a dedicated and devoted teacher, she’s hardworking, committed, and effective. She has made an impact on not only the students she teaches, but also the community. Our students are more environmentally aware and committed to becoming engaged citizens because of her.”
– Julie Mikolajewski, Middle School Literacy Teacher (6-8) at Penn Alexander