2018 Teacher Spotlight: Kimberly Caron
One thing is clear, Bucks County has some very inspirational teachers that are dedicated to what they do and are proud of making a difference to students they teach in our community.
The ten finalists in our Teacher of the Year contest are comprised of teachers throughout the county, at all different grade levels. All ten finalists will be evaluated and judged to make the top three, with the big winner receiving the top prize of $2500 plus an additional $500 donated to their school. The two runners-up will both receive $1000 and an additional $500 donated to each of their schools.
We are proud to introduce you to Bucks County’s first “Teacher of The Year” finalist, Kimberly Caron from Bucks County Technical High School in Levittown, Pennsylvania.
Kimberly has been teaching for 4 years at BCTHS after spending 13 years as a decorated officer in law enforcement. She currently teaches grades 9 through 12 covering the subject of Homeland Security & Protective Services. She is extensively involved in her school community, participating in STAR (Serving Teens At Risk), The Crisis Team, and she coaches the Powder Puff Football team. In her short career at BCTHS, she has assisted with community events as a 9th-grade class advisor including Breakfast with Santa and the Annual Car Show. Last year, Kimberly coordinated a school-wide initiative to collect supplies to support the troops overseas.
Kimberly Caron is a 2003 graduate of Westchester University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. In 2009 Kim earned her Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice from University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and her Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia Southern University in 2012. She is currently pursuing her Master of Education degree at Temple University.
Inspire recently asked Kimberly what her favorite thing about teaching is, and she said it had to be watching students comprehend challenging material. “I enjoy watching the reactions of students when they have that “aha” moment in class. I love to help others and I hope to pass that same passion for helping others to my students”
Thank you for your hard work and dedication to educating the youth of Bucks County, Kimberly!
Over the coming weeks, we will be spotlighting each of our ten finalists for Teacher of the Year on our blog and on our Facebook page.
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