Shippensburg University and the Shippensburg University School Study Council celebrated American Education Week Thursday, November 12, 2015 by recognizing forty-three outstanding teachers from school districts in eleven counties in South Central Pennsylvania. The honorees were selected for their outstanding service to their school communities based on their utilization of effective and innovative teaching methods, their dedication to their students, their commitment to ongoing professional development, and for serving in leadership roles in their schools.
Among those recognized were Mrs. Beth Becker, 6th grade teacher at Maple Avenue Middle School and Mrs. Araby Collins, 1st grade teacher at Rolling Acres.
Dr. James R. Johnson, Dean of the College of Education and Human Services welcomed over 170 teachers and guests to the Recognition Luncheon held on the University Campus in Reisner Hall. Dr. Johnson congratulated the teachers on their selection and praised the administrators and staff for their ongoing support of effective teaching.
Dr. Brian M. Small, Executive Director of the Study Council, praised the selected teachers for their outstanding commitment to effective instructional practices and their dedication to serving all students in a rapidly changing society. Small added: “there continues to be a critical need for teachers of the highest quality to assure that all students are educationally and economically prepared to fully participate competitively in our global economy”.
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.
Pictured Left to Right: Dr. Nellie Cyr, Associate Dean,SUSSC; Mr. Eric Naylor, Principal at Maple Avenue Middle School; Ms. Celeste Beard, Principal at Rolling Arcres Elementary School; Mrs. Araby Collins, 1st Grade Teacher at Rolling Acres; Mrs. Beth Becker, 6th grade teacher at Maple Avenue Middle School; Mrs. Dolores Nester, LASD School Board President; and Dr. James Johnson, Dean of the College of Education and Human Services.