#TeacherTuesday: Melissa Pierce

We’re excited to bring you this week’s #TeacherTuesday, Melissa Pierce, who’s a finalist for Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year 2020. She’s a third grade Language Arts teacher at PennypackElementarySchool in the Hatboro-Horsham School District, a proud graduate of the district, and a member of the Hatboro-Horsham Education Association.
Her principal, Brea D’Angelo, has been quoted as saying, “When you walk into her classroom you are transformed into a world of true deeper learning.” Melissa states, “Student choice and autonomy is an important part of my classroom environment and how I can build strong relationships with my students.” And she adds, “When you give students choice in their reading and in their learning goals you can engage them at a higher level. Students in my class are passionate about what they are reading and what they are learning because it is student driven and they know that there is no such thing as one size fits all.”

What other amazing educators are engaging our learners? We’ll continue our #TeacherTuesday posts throughout the summer, so let us know and we’ll profile them in the upcoming weeks.