The Pennsylvania affiliate of the Council on American Private Education (PACAPE) created the Teacher/Administrator and Story awards 4 years ago to honor Pennsylvania’s brightest teachers, administrators, and schools in the private sector. This year PACAPE is proud to announce the winners of the 2017 PACAPE Private School Teacher, Administrator, and School Awards. As the representative of approximately 85 percent of the students in private schools in Pennsylvania, PA-CAPE established the awards ceremony to elevate the status of private education in the eyes of the communities they serve as well as the Pennsylvania legislature. There were many excellent candidates nominated for these awards over the years including this year, all of whom provide an outstanding example of how Pennsylvania Private Schools are changing the lives of students both in and out of the classroom. We would like to recognize and congratulate the following 6 individuals and one school for winning this year’s Teacher/Administrator and the Story Awards.
Rebecca Dewey - Early Childhood Educator (Gladwyne Montessori)
Nona Shanis Melnick – Early Childhood Administrator (Montessori Children’s House)
Mary B. Stauffer - Primary Educator (Dayspring Christian Academy)
Jeanne Koenig Meredith – Primary Administrator (St. Mary Interparochial School)
Christopher Buck – Secondary Educator (Mother Teresa Regional Catholic School)
Kevin M. Skaer - Secondary Administrator (The Christian Academy)
Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School - Story Award
These teachers and administrators have a personal testimony that reinforces the overall significance of private school educators and leaders; we congratulate and thank them for the impact they make in their classrooms, schools, and in the lives of each of their students.
Award Recipients and PA CAPE Leaders at the awards ceremony in Harrisburg on May 10th.
(L to R): Jeanne Koenig Meredith (St. Mary Interparochial School), Christopher Buck (Mother Teresa Regional Catholic School), Mary B. Stauffer (Dayspring Christian Academy), Nona Shanis Melnick (Montessori Children’s House), Kevin Skaer (The Christian Academy), Rebecca Dewey (Gladwyne Montessori), Diane Hediger (representing Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School)