Perkiomen Valley School District Annual Report 2016-17 Annual Report 2016-17 | Page 13

Staff Highlights • • • • Andrea Whipple, Reading Specialist at Ever- green Elementary School, received the KSRA Celebrate Literacy Award. The award, given out by the Tri-County Reading Council, honors individuals who have made significant literacy contributions at the local or state level. Coach Rob Heist won the 2016 Philadelphia Eagles High School Football Showdown Coach of the Year Award. Katherine Maxwell of Schwenksville Ele- mentary School was awarded the 2015-16 Exemplary Teacher Award (Elementary School Division) by the Montgomery County Science Teachers Association (MCSTA). Perkiomen Valley Middle School East teachers Christopher Phelan and Marley Szwak were • • chosen as Fellows in the Woodrow Wilson His- toryQuest program and attended the Summer 2017 WW HistoryQuest Institute in July at Princeton University. Garreth Heidt, Perkiomen Valley High School English teacher, was elected to the Board of Directors for the Touchstones Discussion Project. Touchstones builds critical thinking, communi- cation and leadership skills through respectful and engaging discussion-based programs. Lisa Eskin, Perkiomen Valley Middle School East English teacher and Builders Club Advisor, and Cyndi Moss, Perkiomen Valley High School Principal, were inducted into the Kiwanis Club of Collegeville Area as Founding Club Charter Members. • • Susan Coryat, Perkiomen Valley High School English teacher, published an article (co-au- thored by former Perkiomen Valley High School teacher Dr. Colleen Clemens) in the May 2017 English Journal titled, “Women in or outside of the Canon: Helping High School Students Investigate the Role of Women in Literature.” The following employees received doctoral degrees: Colleen Slavin, Perkiomen Valley High School teacher; Matt Weir, Perkiomen Valley Middle School West teacher; Kim Boyd, Director of Special Education; Barbara Powers, Schwenksville Elementary School Principal; and Amy Sacks, Evergreen Elementary School Principal. A Look at Our Staff Administrators 26 Teachers 421.5 Full-Time Support Staff 171 Maintenance/Custodial Staff 52.5 Food Service Staff 39.5 Teachers with Advanced Degrees 90.6% Master’s Degrees 371 Doctoral Degrees 11 Teachers with 3 Years or Less with PV Average Teacher Years of Service with PV Teachers with 30+ Years of PV Service Employees Who are PV Graduates 40.5 14 8 44 There are teachers that have significantly impacted my success in high school with my grades as well as helping me develop into the person I wanted to become after I leave high school. I will definitely miss all my teachers and I will always try to come back and visit. I just want to say thank you to all of them because they have helped me so much. - Senior Student, Class of 2017 PVSD Annual Report 2016-17 * 13