#TeacherTuesday: Scott Swindells

Whether it’s writing and presenting a rap song to alert his class about an upcoming quiz, or utilizing other creative methods, Scott Swindells, this week’s #TeacherTuesday, knows how to reach his students. This North Penn High School educator teaches English honors, literature, and creative writing classes and serves as the Virtual High School Site Coordinator.

For Scott, “a strong sense of community” is what really differentiates public education. He is proud of the fact that “my school and our district can serve as an example of what public education can be when it has a diverse and talented student body, supportive group of parents, pro-public-education school board, good leadership from administration, creative coaches, hardworking staff, and a strong association of education experts teaching in the classroom.” And he is troubled by the fact that “some powerful and extremely wealthy people are working tirelessly to bring down public education in order to promote their own privatized school-choice systems” and the fact that some call public education a ‘dead end.’”

Scott adds, “What a scary thought that some people want to pull the best and brightest out of our public schools and lure them into private institutions that are held to no accountability for the students.”

Let us know why you think public education is great, and we’ll feature you in an upcoming #TeacherTuesday profile.