Richland Elementary Teacher Honored

Monk PA Teacher of Year Finalist Recognized

Richland Elementary School teacher Alison Monk traveled to Hershey with 11 other finalists who were honored in the PA Teacher of the Year Program on December 7, 2015.

Principal Gene Nicastro and Eden Hall Upper Elementary fifth grader Kaitlyn Speidelsbach, a former student of the second-grade teacher, were on hand. Kaitlyn had the opportunity to introduce Mrs. Monk at the program.   Kaitlyn spoke about how kind Mrs. Monk was to her and her family when she moved to Pine-Richland.

 "She was so kind and interested in us," said Kaitlyn. "Second grade was a fantastic year. Mrs. Monk was super helpful and has a passion and gift for teaching."
State Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera named Northern Lebanon School District elementary teacher Rebecca Foxwell the PA Teacher of the year. 
While Mrs. Monk was not named teacher of the year, she is the teacher of the year in all of our hearts.