SU recognizes outstanding teachers

Shippensburg University and the Shippensburg University School Study Council recently recognized 40 outstanding teachers from school districts across south central Pennsylvania with the Outstanding Teacher Award.

Shippensburg University annually hosts the Outstanding Teacher Award ceremony in recognition of teaching excellence and innovative curriculum development practices each school year. 

This year, Big Spring Middle School art teacher Laura Grove and Newville Elementary School art teacher Chelsey Piper were among those recognized. 

Every year honoree are selected for their outstanding service to their school communities based on their commitment to effective teaching, their dedication to their students, their commitment to ongoing professional development, as well as for utilizing innovative practices in the classroom and for serving in leadership roles in their schools.

“It was really an honor,” Piper said, noting there were about forty teachers in attendance from the entire region including Bedford, Huntington, Fulton, Mifflin, Juniata, Perry, Franklin, Adams, Cumberland, York, and Dauphin counties. 

“I am humbled and encouraged by this award. There are so many hard-working teachers in our building; I am one small part of the team that makes it happen for our students daily,” Grove said. 

The annual event is sponsored by the Shippensburg University School Study Council, a partnership between public school districts and the university, which supports school system leaders in improving the instructional experience.

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