Jessica Vollbrecht Receives Outstanding Teacher Award

The honorees were selected for their outstanding service to their school communities
based on their commitment to effective teaching, their dedication to their students, their
commitment to ongoing professional development, as well as for utilizing innovative
practices in the classroom and for serving in leadership roles in their schools. Among
those recognized was Jessica Vollbrecht, a math Teacher for Everett Area School

Karen Kugler, Superintendent of the Fairfield Area School District and Selection
Committee member, congratulated the Outstanding Teachers and emphasized that
research clearly indicates that the most important factors in a student’s success are the
quality of the classroom teacher and the learning experiences which take place in the
classroom. There continue to be a critical need for teachers of the highest quality to
assure that all students are educationally and economically competitive in a global
economy. Dr. Nicole R. Hill, Dean of the College of Education and Human Services
welcomed over 160 teachers and guests to the Recognition Luncheon held on the
University Campus in Reisner Hall. Dr. Hill congratulated the teachers on their
selection and praised the administrators and staff for their ongoing support of effective

The annual event is sponsored by the Shippensburg University School Study Council, a
partnership between public school districts and the University, which supports school
system leaders in improving the instructional experience.


Jessica Vollbrecht with Mr. Whisel

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