#TeacherTuesday: Jeff Klein

Over the past month, we’ve been happy to shine a spotlight on four extraordinary individuals through our Unsung Heroes campaign. We asked you to vote and you did, with the highest number of votes going to Jeff Klein, a school counselor at Tamanend Middle School, and a member of the Central Bucks Education Association. He will receive a grant of $2,000 toward the painting of a mural to honor the 20-year fund-raising partnership with the Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund which supports families with seriously and chronically ill children. Over the course of 19 years, during which Jeff has taken the lead for 15, the school has raised about $475,000 for this charity.

Congrats to Jeff and the other nominees who are all so impressive! Each of them will receive a $1,000 grant for their pet project:

Ellen Zschunke – Librarian/Media Specialist, Pine Road Elementary School, Lower Moreland Education Association co-president – Purchase Playaways, (MP3 players with preloaded books)

Jacqui Owens – Social Worker, Bensalem Township Education Association member – Add more mindfulness materials and resources to libraries in every district building

Katie Engelhardt – Nurse, Bucks County Technical High School Education Association member – Replace the AED (automated external defibrillator) and build the resources of the Comfort Closet

Thanks for helping us to honor these wonderful educators and the more than 15,000 members in the region who do remarkable things daily to ensure that every student has what he or she needs to succeed.

Learn why Unsung Heroes are so important: