PSEA is a community of education professionals who make a difference in the lives of students every day.
Emily Nell came back to teach art and make an impact after spending 14 years as an independent artist working in schools and holding benefit auctions.
Pennsylvania’s public schools should be the safest and healthiest places for students to learn and grow.
PSEA is committed to making changes aimed at protecting everyone who works and learns in our schools.
Voice: September 2018
Matthew Hathaway’s labor of love in developing the Teachers in the Parks summer program has earned him national recognition as one of 46 recipients this year of the NEA Foundation’s prestigious California Casualty Awards for Teaching Excellence.
Hathaway, an elementary teacher in the Exeter Township School District, Berks County, founded Teachers in the Parks as a young teacher in 2004. Other teachers and school districts, particularly in the Berks County region, have joined in over the years.
“Teachers across Berks County earned this national honor,’’ Hathaway said. “Together, they have sent a clear message across Pennsylvania and now our nation that high-quality summer learning programs provide children a much clearer path to literacy and math proficiency.’’
Recipients of the Teaching Excellence award are nominated by their peers in NEA state affiliates based on their dedication to the profession, attention to diversity, and advocacy for fellow educators.