Middle school science teacher named Delaware’s top educator

 Delaware teacher of the year Megan Szabo with some of her students at Postlethwait Middle School. (photo courtesy Caesar Rodney School District)

Delaware teacher of the year Megan Szabo with some of her students at Postlethwait Middle School. (photo courtesy Caesar Rodney School District)

Megan Szabo, science teacher at Postlethwait Middle School, has been named Delaware’s Teacher of the Year.

 With the latest education trend focusing on science, technology, engineering and math, it’s not surprising that a science teacher would be named Delaware’s Teacher of the Year.

Megan Szabo has taught at Postlehwait Middle School in Camden since 2005, after a stint at Shue-Medill Middle School in the Christina School District, and a year teaching in Pennsylvania.

She said her teaching philosophy is all about helping students enjoy learning. “Kids will not learn from teachers they do not like in classrooms they do not want to go to,” Szabo said. “The best way for my students to really learn science is to experience it themselves.”

Szabo will now represent Delaware in the national Teacher of the Year competition. She will also receive a $5,000 grant to use for the educational benefit of her students, and two personal grants totalling $5,000. She’ll also get an education technology package valued at $18,000 from SMART Technologies.

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