INSPIRE FCU ANNOUNCES 2015 BUCKS COUNTY TEACHER OF THE YEAR
Bristol, PA (April 2015) – Stephani Thomas, a 1st through 5th grade Art teacher at Pine Run Elementary School in New Britain, PA, was named the 2015 Bucks County Teacher of the Year by Inspire Federal Credit Union at the organization’s 79th Annual Meeting on Thursday.
“Stephani Thomas’s job title is ‘art teacher,’ however, she is so much more,” explained Jim Merrill, President/CEO of Inspire FCU to the nearly 200 Members in attendance. “Her teaching is known to transcend art, as it builds friendships, communities, and inspires students to achieve more than they ever thought they could.”
He continued by stating how Stephani is a “natural collaborator” and how she “puts a lot of energy into supporting the entire school through her leadership.”
Stephani walks away with $1,000 personally, and an additional $1,000 that will be donated to her school, Pine Run Elementary. The other two finalists, Amanda Dicks of CB East High School in Doylestown, and Matthew Groden of Pennsbury High School East in Levittown, both walked away with a $250 VISA Gift Card.
The Bucks County Teacher of the Year Award was created to recognize Bucks County teachers and educators who consistently go above and beyond for their students. This award was created to reward educators who are making a difference in the classroom by empowering students and showing a superior commitment to teaching and educating.
Inspire FCU received many teacher nominations, and the residents of Bucks County, through online voting, helped them narrow them down to three finalists.
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