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!
Sharon Evans - Worcester Instructional Assistant
Sharon Evans is a dedicated and selfless member of the Worcester staff. Sharon regularly exceeds the expectations of her job. She demonstrates flexibility and ingenuity in meeting the needs of the students and colleagues with whom she works. Sharon's effusive energy and perpetually positive nature permeate the school, though she seldom realizes the great extent of her positive impact due to her humble nature. Whether its assisting kindergarten students with Kidwriting, practicing vocabulary with first graders, or providing reinforcement for students during Team Time, Sharon Evans is an invaluable resource to the students and staff of Worcester Elementary and we are grateful to her for all her good work.
Deborah Cherry - Worcester Librarian
Deborah Cherry is a tremendous asset to the entire Worcester Elementary
community. Deb works tirelessly to provide a superior library sciences
instructional experience for her students. She incorporates innovative
technology into her lessons and students are inspired to explore and create in
her classroom. This year, Deb worked with volunteers from the Worcester Home
and School to hold a first annual Cardboard Challenge for students and
families. She then continued this creative endeavor by hosting Maker Mondays
during recess. Together with Home and School volunteers, Deb provides an
opportunity for students to engage in hands on projects and creative
activities. Additionally this school year, Deb started an after school
Technology Club. We are grateful to Deb for giving selflessly of her time and
Mary Mandia - Eagleville Building Secretary
Mary is …. Mary. She is our building secretary,
interior designer, Pinterest advocate, and private baker. There is no job that
Mary cannot do! Mary’s friendliness and attention to detail offers us the most
efficient Main Office anyone could ask for in a workplace! Mary’s heart gives
of herself to every student, family, and co-worker every day. She takes every
idea to another level! Her dedication to our school promotes teamwork. She
offers her ideas, knowledge, and support to her colleagues on everything from
kindergarten registration to hallway bulletin boards. Mary loves creating with
repurposed items to create displays for any theme. Most recently, she kept the
building together in my absence while attending to her own job responsibilities.
Mary is the essence of our Eagleville School.
Miranda Coghlan - Eagleville Music Teacher
Miranda brings enthusiasm and passion to her work
every day! Miranda’s outreach to our families have increased our chorus
participation throughout the year. She awards our students with special awards
during family meetings and awards whole classes with the Super Listener Award
each week. Miranda’s use of motivating
pointers and the SMART Board in her classroom motivates students to do their
She combines classroom management strategies with
best instructional practices to teach students to excel in music. She is more
than happy to lend a hand to her colleagues when students need incentives in
their homeroom. Miranda is used as special reward for students who love music!
We are very fortunate to have Miranda in our family!
Terry Robinson - Woodland Custodian
Terry Robinson is an evening custodian who
has been substituting as head custodian for the past several weeks. Even
before his transition to day work, Terry has excelled in every capacity of his
job. His has gone above and beyond in set-up/break down for events,
ensuring building safety and security, cleaning building, overseeing cafeteria
during lunches, snow removal, exterminating pests, providing technological
He epitomizes professionalism and customer
service. Not only does he address any concerns that are brought to his
attention, but he also follows up with staff and takes the initial to complete
any project that comes his way. He is highly skilled in all facets of his
job and goes out of his way to meet the needs of the students and staff
(including building objects, fixing broken structures, etc. throughout the
building). Always gracious and polite, Terry treats everyone with respect
and deserves the highest commendation for the work he does at Woodland and
across the District. He is truly an asset to Woodland!
Jennifer Malloy - Woodland Health and Physical Education Teacher
Jen Malloy is a full-time physical education
and health teacher at Woodland. She also wears several other hats at
Woodland. She oversees the safety patrol as well as buses; she addresses
most bus issues and empowers students to develop leadership skills and
citizenship. Jen also chairs intramural sports for students and
facilitates Family Gym Night events several times each year.
With a focus on health and wellness, Miss
Malloy encourages a healthy lifestyle while raising funds for our school
through her efforts with Jump Rope For Heart and walkathon fundraisers. Moreover, she is helping students make
healthier food selections with her action research project. On top of
teaching a large caseload, Jen also oversees our Emergency Response Team and
exhibits strong leadership skills. She deserves the highest commendation
for the work she does for the Woodland community. She is truly an asset
to our school!
Dawn Montare - Audubon Librarian
Ms. Montare has been with the Methacton School District
since 1989. She began her career here as a classroom teacher before
moving into the role of High School Librarian. She joined the Audubon
Faculty as our Librarian in 2008 and has been sharing her love of reading with
staff and students ever since. Mrs. Montare has brought us visiting authors,
assemblies, and wonderful book fairs. Additionally, she has volunteered
her time to coach Methacton’s fourth grade students for Reading Olympics.
In addition to her love of books, Mrs. Montare has shared her enthusiasm for
technology with our students. Under her direction, students have created
online book reviews and book talks. Students from kindergarten through
fourth grade have practiced coding using apps and robots. The library has
been reinvented thanks to Mrs. Montare.
Chris Collison - Audubon Recess Aid
Chris Collison has been our recess aide at Audubon
since 2010. Each day she faithfully monitors and entertains our students
out at recess regardless of the weather. Mrs. Collison is always on the
lookout for new ideas for recess. She has made and purchased many items
for the students to use from bean bags to sidewalk chalk. Chris brings
music for the students to listen and dance to when the weather
cooperates. She loves to hear the students stories about their day.
Her compassion for the students is evident in all that she does.
George Pastino - Arrowhead Custodian
On a daily basis, Mr. Pastino goes above and beyond in
making Arrowhead a beautiful and “clean” place to learn and work.
Whenever Mr. Pastino is called upon to clean up a mess, fix a ceiling tile, put
out the coyote decoy to chase away the geese, change a light bulb, fix a leak,
etc… Mr. Pastino responds, “Okay, no problem.” The Arrowhead students and
staff adore “Mr. George.” Mr. Pastino takes extreme pride in his work.
He is a true team player. It is evident through his work ethic and
demeanor, that Mr. Pastino cares about Arrowhead Elementary School, students,
staff, and community. From my perspective, Arrowhead is extremely privileged
to call “Mr. George” their head custodian. Thank you for everything,
Jamie Friedman - Arrowhead Counselor
Mrs. Friedman goes above and beyond in addressing the
academic, social, and emotional needs of Arrowhead students. She is
always available and willing to help a student in need, whether it is helping a
student come to school in the morning or just checking in to see how a student
is feeling. Jamie shows genuine concern and care for all. In
addition, she provides our students with exceptional lessons addressing socialization,
diversity, digital citizenship, and emotional coping strategies. Further,
Mrs. Friedman is a strong supporter and advocate of the Arrowhead Watch Dog Dad
Program. She works collaboratively with the Arrowhead Home and School in
scheduling Watch Dog visits. Lastly, she works collaboratively with
Arrowhead teachers to schedule counselor lessons. She also creates our
daily Watch Dog Dads Schedule. Arrowhead is extremely fortunate to call
Mrs. Friedman their school counselor, or as Mrs. Friedman refers….”the feelings
teacher.” Thank you for everything, Jamie!
Beth Hibbert - Skyview Grade 6 Instructional Assistant
Ms. Beth Hibbert is a dedicated member of the Skyview Upper Elementary School staff. She works
with sixth grade Learning Support students on the Astronomers team – helping
them in all major subject areas. She is flexible and works to meet the needs of
individual students. Most of all, Ms. Hibbert is a team player – not only on her team,
but school-wide as well. A certified teacher, Ms. Hibbert is often called upon to
assist with covering other classes, and she is always willing and able to lend a
hand in our school community. Join us in congratulating Ms. Hibbert!
Nan Davis - Skyview Grade 5 English Language Arts Teacher
Ms. Nan Davis is a highly effective educator who regularly uses data to drive her
instruction. She has been observed differentiating to meet student needs during
ELA through small group work. She is one of our fiercest supporters of our math fact
fluency initiative, using this data to help guide her instruction of
students. Ms. Davis' efforts in both ELA and Math have had a clear impact on student achievement. She works diligently with all students and plans comprehensive lessons
that meet their needs. She is a team player, and sets an excellent example for her students through her dedication to lifelong learning. Join us in congratulating Ms. Davis!
Mark Mueller - Arcola Intermediate School Counselor
Mary McGlincy - Arcola Intermediate School Instructional Assistant
Mark Mueller - Mr. Mueller is the faculty advisor the new for the Phoenixville Community Health Foundation
Youth and Philanthropy program, and also leads the Arcola Connection club that serves the school and community
through service projects as well as fundraise to help support needy families
during the holidays and community service organizations. He hosts a boys’ lunch bunch every Wednesday in his office during which he
teaches, mentors, and encourages the students. Mr. Mueller puts a great deal of extra time and effort into his work and recently helped to create the Arcola float for the Homecoming Parade!
Mary McGlincy - Ms. McGlincy demonstrates a positive,
selfless attitude no matter what she is tackling. She is a consummate professional,
and the perfect example of a true team player, working extremely hard at all
times in support of her students, her colleagues. and the entire Arcola school
Bruce Outland - Methacton High School Teacher
Mr. Outland, a MHS science teacher, was recently honored with the "Exemplary Science Teaching
Award" in the high school division for Montgomery County given by the Montgomery
County Science Teachers’ Association. Congratulations, Mr. Outland!
Debbie Bennett - Secretary to the Assistant Principal for Athletics and Activities
As a consummate professional, Mrs. Bennett assists MHS student athletes and coaches each and every day. She also displays the same commitment to excellence when representing the Methacton School District while assisting in the coordination of athletics with other school districts, transportation, officials, and families.