Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Pottstown High Teacher Named 'All-Pro Educator'

Photo courtesy of Pottstown Schools
Pottstown High School engineering teacher Andrew Bachman in his classroom.
Blogger's Note:
 The following was provided by the Pottstown School District.

Pottstown High School engineering teacher Andrew Bachman has been designated an "All-Pro Educator" by Axalta.

Axalta is a leading global company focused solely on coatings and providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable solutions. 

Axalta All-Pro Teachers is a program that recognizes outstanding 5th through 12th grade teachers in the tri-state area for their contribution to their students, school and community. Axalta and the Philadelphia Eagles select ten (10) exceptional teachers to be honored in their classrooms and by Eagles fans.

The criteria for selection as an Axalta All-Pro Teacher are as follows:
  • Educational Drive: Teacher demonstrates a commitment to seeing all students excel in the classroom and supports colleagues within the school system.
  • Innovation in the Classroom: Teacher demonstrates innovative ways of inspiring students through incorporating technology in the classroom as part of the learning process.
  • Community Ownership: Teacher engages students outside the classroom via after school programs, clubs, student government and/or athletics.
According to a release from the school district, Bachman is "recognized by students, staff, administration and community as a caring, creative educator who will challenge students to use their skills and imagination in developing creative solutions to real life problems. His students have taken on issues such as eliminating food waste, highway construction traffic safety issues and child car safety."

Additionally, Bachman's "students have earned awards in STEM education, received grants and traveled to Ecuador and Kenya to assist in humanitarian projects. Students and parents alike agreed class with Andy Bachman is an enriching enjoyable educational experience that will never be forgotten," according to the district's press release.

As a recipient of this award, Mr. Bachman will receive the following:
  • $2,000 donation to his school to be used for school supplies or programming
  • Four tickets to a select Eagles home game (pre and regular season)
  • One reserved parking pass to a select Eagles home game (pre and regular season)
  • A personalized Replica Eagles jersey
  • A personalized Eagles football
  • Invitation for four guests to attend the Teacher of the Year Event

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