Winners from Pennsylvania

2019 Winners

Ashley Kuzma

Ashley Kuzma

McDowell Intermediate High School
Erie, PA

I nominate Ashley Kuzma because she is the definition of a dedicated teacher. She was diagnosed with rare throat cancer in 2017 (never a smoker). She underwent...

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Melissa Owens-Soriano

Melissa Owens-Soriano

Colonial Intermediate Unit 20
Easton, PA

Melissa teaches high school students ages 14-21 with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This year she was diagnosed with breast cancer and has undergone chemotherapy...

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2021 Winners

Meagan Mauck

Meagan Mauck

Fallsington Elementary School
Levittown, PA

This amazing learning support teacher at Fallsington Elementary Pennsbury PA helps all students in the school. Four years ago she launched the school's Girls...

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Sydney Dombrowski

Sydney Dombrowski

The Comprehensive Learning Center
Warminster, PA

Sydney is a passionate special education teacher who takes pride in her work. She is dedicated and inspiring in everything she does. Her creativity and love...

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Melissa Owens

Melissa Owens

Colonial Intermediate Unit 20
Easton, PA

I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Ms. Owens when I was a high school student. Her kind actions selfless personality drive for inclusivity and dedication...

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Matthew McShane

Matthew McShane

Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High School
Drexel Hill, PA

How do you describe someone that is indescribable. What do you buy the richest man in the world for his birthday. Studentsfriends and family used words such as...

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Brandon Payne

Brandon Payne

Colfax K-8 (Pittsburgh Public Schools)
Pittsburgh, PA

Mr. Payne goes above and beyond for his special education students as well as ALL students at his school. Mr. Payne teaches through his passion for music and...

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Catherine Van Winkle

Catherine Van Winkle

East Stroudsburg High School North
Dingmans Ferry, PA

Catherine is a seasoned teacher but has the energy of a newbie. She is a rockstar being the advisor for the senior class student government yearbook and...

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Anna  Elliott

Anna Elliott

General McLane School District
Edinboro, PA

Anna Elliott is a student support teacher. As seen in her pictures she is a super hero teacher! Mrs Elliot normalizes with her students she gets to their level...

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