Southern York teachers win Shippensburg awards

Junior Gonzalez
York Dispatch

Two Southern York County School District educators will be honored with an award for educational excellence from the Shippensburg University School Study Council.

Marianne Swade, 4th grade teacher at Southern Elementary School.

Karen Sloan, an English teacher at Southern Middle School, and Marianne Swade, a fourth-grade teacher at Southern Elementary School, will formally receive the Outstanding Teacher Award at a luncheon in November, according to a news release.

It is the 19th year in a row that at least one teacher in the district has been selected for the award, according to Southern York County School District Superintendent Sandra Lemmon.

“My passion for teaching English has hopefully provided my students with the highest quality of education possible,” Sloan said in a news release.

Karen Sloan, 8th grade teacher at Southern Middle School.

“I share this award with my current and former students: Their energy and determination has encouraged me to help them become outstanding young adults.”

Southern Middle School principal Len Reppert called Sloan a “tremendous advocate for students” and a leader for other educators at the school.

Swade, who has been with the district since 1998, said there was no better time to be a teacher.

“Teaching is no longer just conveying information but rather providing students with the tools and guidance to become critical thinkers and problem solvers,” Swade said in the release. “It is very rewarding to be a part of that process.”