BTA Vote Test

Philadelphia magazine called for nominations for outstanding teachers in the Greater Philadelphia area that go above and beyond their job descriptions. With the overwhelming amount of submissions received, our editors have narrowed them down to the Top 5.

Now we are asking you to vote to help us determine who will receive Philadelphia magazine’s Best Teacher Award. The grand prize winner’s school will receive $5,000 and a book donation, courtesy of Subaru of America.


Philadelphia magazine’s Best Teacher Award presented by Subaru
Vote now to determine to will be named Philadelphia magazine’s Best Teacher.

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Vote once a day, every day through June 20th to determine to will be named Philadelphia magazine’s Best Teacher presented by Subaru of America.

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Philadelphia magazine’s Best Teacher Award presented by Subaru
Vote now to determine to will be named Philadelphia magazine’s Best Teacher.

A+ for voting—We’ll see you back here tomorrow!

Vote once a day, every day through June 20th to determine to will be named Philadelphia magazine’s Best Teacher presented by Subaru of America.

Angela Chan

Andrew Jackson School

Philadelphia, PA

3rd Grade. “Angela Chan (Ms. Chan) has been teaching at the elementary school level in Philadelphia public schools for nearly 20 years. She is a passionate, dedicated and kind teacher who is committed to helping her students succeed. … She has told me multiple times that she wants them to not only survive in the world but thrive, despite the challenges they may face in life.”

Desireé
La Marr

Richard Wright Elementary.

Philadelphia, PA

K-5 Special Education “Ms. La Marr is an outstanding teacher, because she is a phenomenal resource. Even with 5 daughters of her own, and the recent unexpected loss of her husband she still stayed connected with our school community and we worked together to provide support. Ms. La Marr has the responsibility of supporting ALL the special education teachers and classrooms in the building. Ms. La Marr is huge support to our entire school community and certainly worthy of being recognized as one of Philadelphia’s BEST TEACHERS!”

Leslie Grace

G.W. Nebinger Elementary School

Philadelphia, PA

K- 8 Art. “Ms. Grace has been teaching for 13 years, and in that time I have had the opportunity to collaborate, learn from, and benefit from her dedication to her students and commitment to art education in the city of Philadelphia. Ms. Grace has built an entire art department at her current school from the ground up and raised over $20,000 for her students and school.”

Meaghan Stolnis

Pierce Middle School

West Chester, PA

6-8 Life Skills – Special Education. “Meaghan Stolnis independently created a start-up “business” for her group of students that allowed them to interact with the entire school body, she fund-raised over $1200 from educators and Peirce Middle School community to purchase a “Coffee-Cart”. Students deliver hot beverages and snacks to teachers throughout the entire building two times per week. This has also allowed her students that have difficulty communicating the opportunity to multi-task service and conversation with various staff. Meaghan has a consistent smile on her face with every student that she interacts with.”

Ryan Berger

Enfield Elementary

Oreland, PA

Kindergarten.“Mr. Berger enriches his students’ learning by using applied learning experiences. Students use technology (apps, iPads, Google cardboard, etc.) to make the curriculum come to life. My son’s excitement about learning has been a joy to see. Mr. Berger challenges kids at their own ability level and his open communication style makes parents feel they are in the loop with their child’s school experiences.”

By submitting your vote, you consent that you have read and agree to the Official Terms and Conditions.