Here at Watkins Architect we know the importance of a great teacher which is why we wanted to do something special this holiday season! We recently reached out to some schools in our community and asked them to nominate teachers who deserve some recognition for their hard work and reward one with a special gift this holiday season. We would like to congratulate Deb Hummel, a first grade teacher at Oley Valley Elementary School, who was nominated by her principal Dr. Matthew Brosky. Below is what Dr. Matthew Broskey had to say about her.
“Deb Hummel currently teaches first grade. Deb is a teacher who puts her students first in everything she does in the classroom. Deb changes her classroom environment, procedures, and instructional techniques to best fit the needs of her students. Recently, Deb changed the seating in her classroom to chairs that look similar to yoga balls. Deb realized that some of her students needed extra sensory stimulation to help with focus and on-task behaviors so she designed a plan to implement the new chairs. The students love the new seats! Deb has also pursued new technology in her classroom. This past year Deb introduced iPad’s in her classroom. The iPad’s provide a tool for Deb to adjust her instruction to meet her students needs. Deb has worked with colleagues to introduce students to the idea of using iPads in their learning. Deb not only shares her knowledge with the students in her classroom, but she also works closely with many of the teachers at the elementary school. Deb collaborates with colleagues to implement new learning platforms through the use of the iPads, introducing Schoology, an online learning environment, to her students this school year. Deb is an excellent teacher and I am honored to nominate her for this recognition.”
We, at Watkins Architect, would like to thank Mrs. Hummel for all of her hard work and dedication to helping her students and fellow staff! Congratulations!
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