Haverford-Havertown Patch is featuring great area teachers who deserve some spotlight. Teachers give a lot to their students, schools and studies and we'd like to recognize them and say a simple, thank you, for all that they do. This teacher has been in the industry for nearly 25 years, honing and teaching the young minds at Coopertown Elementary.
Name: Nancy Scanlon
School: Coopertown Elementary School
Grade/Subject: First Grade
Years in the Industry: Nearly 25 years.
Teaching Background: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Masters in Education, PA Reading Specialist Certification.
What do you like most about your job?
There cannot be anything like teaching children. When a child has that breakthrough moment of recognizing a word, reading the first book, or understanding a math concept, nothing can match the thrill of that look of success. I love every moment in the classroom with these little wonders as they learn and grow.
Why did you become a teacher?
Ever since I was a little girl playing teacher, I knew I belonged in the classroom. It has always been the right fit for me and I have not regretted one moment.
What do you like best about your current school (projects, programs or activities that your school is a part of):
Coopertown is a family full of staff who put children first. Everyone works together for the good of the children and we are definitely a child-centered school!