Daniel Boone educator a finalist for state Teacher of the Year

Friday April 14, 2017 12:01 AM

A Daniel Boone educator is in the running for the state’s top teaching award.

Laura Bitler, a science teacher at Daniel Boone High School, has been named a finalist for the 2018 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year award. Gov. Tom Wolf announced the 12 finalists Thursday morning.“Teachers spend their lives educating, empowering, listening, mentoring, guiding, inspiring, serving, and supporting each of their students,” Wolf said in making the announcement. “I applaud each of these educators for their hard work and for earning this important recognition.”


Bitler was the only Berks County teacher to be named a finalist.Georgette Hackman, a teacher at Cocalico Middle School in Denver, Lancaster County, was also selected as a finalist.The finalists were nominated by students, parents, colleagues and members of the community. The winner will be announced in December during the state Department of Education’s annual professional development conference.


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