This month, Jennifer Wahl (’05) was named the 2018 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year. Wahl, a teacher at Loyalsock Township High School in Lycoming County, was one of 12 finalists. Nominations for the award are submitted by students, parents, colleagues, and members of the community who wish to recognize educator achievements both inside and outside of the classroom. Wahl has taught at the high school for 11 years.
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Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Pedro. A. Rivera announced her recognition at the SAS Institute, Dec. 3–6, an annual conference for educators through the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE).
“All I could think about as I accepted the award was the gratitude I had for my teacher preparation program,” Wahl said. “I received so many stellar opportunities to learn about curriculum and instruction in so many capacities. I learned so much at Cabrini, and I feel I owe a thank you to the University, if nothing else.”
As Pennsylvania’s Teacher of the Year, Wahl will travel the state to meet and collaborate with other educators, and will represent the commonwealth in next year’s National Teacher of the Year competition.
Pennsylvania’s Teacher of the Year program is co-sponsored by the PDE and the Pennsylvania chapter of the National State Teacher of the Year.