At the 27th Annual Outstanding Teacher Luncheon on Wednesday, November 19, 2013 Dr. James Johnson, the 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. Dr. Johnson congratulated the teachers on their selection and praised the administrators and staff for their ongoing support of effective teaching.
Forty-one teachers from the eleven county area of South Central Pennsylvania, were recognized, including two Littlestown Area School District teachers, Cortney Golden, Grade 4 Teacher at Alloway Creek and Scott Staub, Business Education Teacher at the High 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.