Award for Teaching Excellence - 2015

Congratulations to Judy Treichler - 2015 Award Winner for Teaching Excellence

Kathy Tait and Judy Treichler

Judy Treichler is an elementary teacher at the 12th and Marion Elementary School  in Reading, Pennsylvania.  Judy loves to teach science to her students and she doesn't let the lack of resources get in her way.  Judy is a grant writer!  She has applied for many educational, science related grants that have benefited hundreds of students at her school.  One of her most recent grants allowed for 200 of her students to take a free trip to Longwood Gardens to learn about pollination.  Her skill at grant writing has funded many projects and trips for her students that might not have otherwise happened.  Judy is always thinking of new innovative ways to bring the world of science to her students.  She sponsors the Science and Garden Club at her school as well as the Trout in the Classroom program.

On a professional level, Judy has attended and actively participated in the summer workshops of the Penn State Earth and Space Science Partnership for the past several years.  Each year she brings a new insight on how to implement the various concepts and activities to those students in an elementary classroom.  She brings all of these ideas back to her school, where she encourages her colleagues to try to incorporate these concepts and activities in their own lesson plans.

Judy is an avid supporter of the Earth and Space Science curriculum throughout all grades and encourages her administrators to join her in this important endeavor,

For her sustained professional and personal dedication to her students, her peers, and the Earth and space science teaching profession as a whole, the Pennsylvania Earth Science Teachers Association congratulates Judy Treichler as our 2015 Teaching Excellence Award recipient. Congratulations, Judy