Methacton Award of Excellence
As part of a new initiative aimed at honoring staff for the significant accomplishments they make to their colleagues, our students and their families, as well as our entire community, Methacton will be presenting the Methacton Award of Excellence to two valued members of our staff per month - one member of our support staff, and one member of our teaching staff. The individuals you see pictured below have made significant contributions to our school community! Please join us in thanking and honoring them for their work here in the Methacton School District. Methacton PRIDE!
May - Arrowhead Elementary School
Linda Yedinak-Meyers - Instructional Support Specialist
Mrs. Yedinak-Meyers assists
Arrowhead students and staff members in immeasurable ways. She is
very well organized and thorough. She is a systems thinker who possesses
a tremendous work ethic. It is clear through her work ethic, research,
and thoroughness that she wants all students and staff members to attain
success within the Methacton School District. She is committed to
achieving excellence in everything that she does. She is a true asset to
Arrowhead students, staff, and community. Thank you for everything, Mrs.
Mrs. Kushner exemplifies the
qualities of a true team player. Sharon is always willing to help
Arrowhead students or staff when called upon. Her flexibility and
positive attitude have profoundly helped Arrowhead students and staff. As
a result of her team first work approach, Mrs. Kushner has provided
instructional assistance to Arrowhead students in all grade levels.
Further, she completes all of her work tasks with a positive attitude and
smile! Thank you for everything you do for Arrowhead students, staff, and
community. Way to go Mrs. Kushner!
April - Audubon Elementary School
Sophie Noblit – Secretary to the
Ms. Noblit is just
amazing! She is able to handle ANY issue that arises at Audubon! Her ability to
overlap and work with parents makes all of our jobs easier! Sophie is willing
to support any staff member professionally and personally. She gives and gives
of herself to ensure our Audubon is organized, covered, and filled with love.
Ms. Noblit’s professional manner connects our families with our school. If we
talk about our Audubon Family, Ms. Noblit is definitely our matriarch.
Trish Rubendall – Office Assistant
Ms. Rubendall is
the heart of our school. She always does whatever she can to support staff,
students, and parents in our school. She gives us 100% every day to ensure the
flow of our days is smooth. Ms. Rubendall goes above and beyond to complete
projects and to work on improving her computer skills. She is dependable and
professional in every way, every day. Of course, we love her best for her
kindness, especially when she brings hot chocolate and soft pretzels to
brighten our days!
Xenia Zacharczuk – ELD Teacher
juggles quite a schedule! Her work with all grade levels involves a great deal
of communication. Always seeking new ways to utilize technology to support her
students, she recently developed a GoogleDoc to support her efforts working
with students. Ms. Zacharczuk advocates for students at all times. Her work
extends beyond the classroom into her students’ homes. She works with families
to complete paperwork, homework, and to help understand flyers sent home. Ms.
Zacharczuk volunteers her support to all staff in order to help them support
our understanding of ELD families. She exemplifies going above and beyond the
job every day!
March - Arcola Intermediate School
Joy Galletta - Instructional Assistant
Mrs. Galletta is an instructional
assistant in grades 7 and 8. She comes into work each day with a positive
outlook, energy, attitude and smile. She is always willing to go the extra mile
and is a true help is students and staff. She has creative ideas and looks for
ways to improve things. She is a “joy” and asset to the building!
February - Skyview Upper Elementary School
Janet Bowers – Secretary to the Principal
Janet is truly the “help kiosk” at Skyview. She is
great with students, teachers and families. Her friendly demeanor helps to make
the Skyview office a welcoming place. She handles all tasks efficiently and
with good humor. She is truly an essential piece of Skyview.
Joan Munro – 6th Grade Teacher
Mrs. Munro is always at the top of her game when it
comes to educating her students. She continually seeks out new strategies to
help students learn, embraces technology and keeps a high level of energy and
passion for teaching. Mrs. Munro is active in the Skyview community and beyond
and supports her students in their activities both in and outside of school. She
is a great colleague and is always willing to go the extra mile for the Skyview
January - Methacton High School
Jennifer Johnson - Methacton Home and School Visitor
is among the district’s most invaluable resource to the district. As our home
and school visitor, she is actively involved in supporting our students and
families and staff. Jen not only works on addressing residency, attendance,
mental health, and community supports, but also coordinates efforts for
families in need. More importantly, while she wears many hats, she approaches
all of these varied tasks with joy, and always with a smile!
Pilman - Instructional Assistant
stepped up to help our students, actively adding more and more to the resources in the classrooms. She
supports students in the recycling and food pantry “jobs,” and provides
substitute teaching when high school teachers are out, allowing the instruction
to continue without interruption. She has developed an excellent rapport with
both students and staff and is always willing to go the extra mile to ensure
students' needs are met.
December - Eagleville Elementary School
Sue Michelson, Instructional Assistant
Sue Michelson has been with the district for many, many years. Sue is a ray of sunshine at Eagleville. She has such a positive influence on both the
students and staff here at Eagleville.
She is always enthusiastic, energetic and always ready to lend a helping
hand. From covering for dismissals for
the bus duty teacher to dressing up as the school mascot, Sue is ready to jump
right in. We have seen the impact Sue has made and the relationships she has
built with the staff and students! Sue has been with several
Learning Support teachers throughout the years and has been a staple in
maintaining the standards we have here at Methacton. We are
truly blessed to have her in the Eagleville family.
Diane Begley - Reading Specialist
Diane Begley is the reading specialist and a staple here at
Eagleville. Diane is to be commended
for her efforts in supporting students with reading challenges. She is also the go-to for guidance around
reading instruction and performance. Both
students and teachers look to her for resources, testing and instruction! This year, she added teaching a new program
System 44 to her repertoire. While it
was a challenge and a learning curve, Diane jumped in and learned this new
program that is helping fourth grade students improve their reading
skills. Moreover, Diane is open to learning
and improving her practices. She
regularly seeks administrative input to ensure she is meeting the needs of the
students. No matter what challenge or
task is given, Diane is always willing to do it, and we know we can count on her
to get the job done! Thanks for all you
November - Woodland Elementary School
Milligan, Autistic Support Instructional Assistant
and caring are the two words that best describe Mrs. Linda Milligan. Whether she is supporting students in the
classroom or assisting teachers with instructional tasks, Linda is always
willing to help. Her professional yet
nurturing ways motivate both students and teachers. Linda is a cornerstone of support that enables
the success of many instructional programs.
Students look forward to her smile, energy, and compassion. Mrs. Linda
Milligan adds to the success of Woodland every day.
Bradley, Third Grade Teacher
Bradley a pillar of strength for Woodland and the families it serves. She is a leader in activities such as ERT,
Math Club, and the Families in Need Program.
Besides being an amazing third grade teacher, her roles at Woodland
include Grade Level Leader, Math In Focus Support Coordinator, and Building
Union Rep. Both teachers and students
look to Lynda for advice and guidance. She is an expert at differentiating her
support so everyone gets what they need. Lynda will do anything to help the Woodland
community. We are proud and honored to have her as one of our “Wildcats.”
October - Worcester Elementary School
Adelman, Kindergarten Teacher
a teacher of kindergarten, Mrs. Adelman has been responsible for providing the
foundational skills of education to many hundreds of students in the Worcester
community. Mrs. Adelman’s nurturing and dynamic approach to instruction has
created an environment in which her students can learn and grow. Mrs. Adelman
accepts and embraces the inherent challenges of teaching in a half day program
with grace and professionalism, working diligently and selflessly to meet the
unique and diverse needs of students in both her morning and afternoon sessions
of kindergarten. The Worcester Elementary School family is pleased and proud to
recognize Mrs. Sherri Adelman as a pillar of our community and a teacher who
has made a positive impact on the lives of our children for generations to
Karsch, Instructional Assistant
an instructional assistant in the special education program, Mrs. Patricia
Karsch works tirelessly to meet the needs of the students entrusted to her
care. Mrs. Karsch works collaboratively with all the teachers and is an
especially essential support for students in the regular education environment.
The flexibility and adaptability Mrs. Karsch demonstrates throughout the day
are indicative of her superior work ethic and her impeccable professional
character. Mrs. Karsch is an invaluable asset to the Worcester community.
September - Farina Education Center & Custodial Operations
McCurdy – Grounds
McCurdy was recognized for constant effort with keeping facilities vehicles and
equipment running. His knowledge and work ethic has helped with keeping
services throughout the district moving along, and his personal pride in your
work is obvious, and never taken for granted. The quality he attains is an
essential part of the department’s success.
Lasorda – Maintenance
Lasorda was recognized for the dedication and work ethic he demonstrates
day-to-day. His “whatever it takes attitude and willingness to help out
wherever needed has made all the difference, especially when the unexpected
Danielle Penza - Business Office Supervisor
Danielle has gone above and beyond in her duties as business office supervisor during the time in which the district continued its search for a director of business services. With the support of her team in the business office, in addition to that of other Farina Education Center staff, Ms. Penza has been a critical partner to the superintendent in continuing the operation of the district’s office of business services. Dr. Zerbe thanked her for her amazing dedication and commitment to professionalism in everything she does for the students and staff in Methacton!
Christine Panettieri - Farina Custodian
Since beginning her duties at the Farina Education Center, many have remarked that Tina is a “breath of fresh air!” Her enthusiasm, attention to detail, and commitment to her work make her an example of excellence. We appreciate all that Tina does every day to make the working environment for those at the Farina Education Center better!