2018 Teacher Spotlight: Kathryn Liese


We are proud to introduce you to our seventh Bucks County “Teacher of The Year” finalist, Kathryn Liese, a 15-year teaching veteran in the Bensalem Township School District.  Kate has taught at Cecelia Snyder Middle School for the last 7 years. She is currently teaching 7th and 8th-grade students pre-engineering and the full year STEM elective. 

She is an active participant in both school activities and district-wide initiatives. She currently is the Athletics and Activity Director, Yearbook Advisor, Cheerleading coach, Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science mentor, and Safety Coordinator. She is also excited to announce that she is the newly promoted Regional Director of Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science. In this role, she is responsible for coordinating the competition process for students from multiple counties. She has created the SeaPerch Club at Bensalem High School for teens interested in the STEM program. They participate in the underwater ROV competition at Temple University! She was also named an Honored Teacher Mentor this year for the National Junior Honor Society induction by one of her 8th-grade students.

Kate has a Bachelor’s degree in Education with a minor in History from Penn State University. She obtained her Master’s of Education degree from Holy Family University. She is constantly gathering information and continuing her education in the technology field. 

When Kate is not teaching you’ll find her actively involved in her community. She is the building coordinator for a Bowl-a-Thon fundraiser to support “Just For the Kids”, an education foundation supporting students from Bensalem Twp. School District. She is also a volunteer and foster for Wet Nose Dog Rescue in Philadelphia as well as many other local animal welfare organizations.

One of Kate’s favorite things about teaching is encouraging her students to think critically and motivating them to be successful. She said, “I enjoy challenging my students. It is amazing seeing them strive to achieve their goals and become amazing young ladies and gentleman.”

Congratulations Kate and all of the Top 10 Finalists!

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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