HORSHAM – Three Keith Valley Middle School teachers received a much-deserved recognition this month. Dawn Gallagher, autistic support teacher, Erika Schwanbeck, health and physical education teacher, and Sarah Abercrombie, adapted physical education coordinator, won the Pennsylvania Education Innovative Teacher Award. They received their award at the PA Public Education Foundation’s (PaPEF) in Public Education Leadership and Awards Dinner at the Hershey Lodge & Convention Center on Oct. 16, 2019.
The Innovative Teacher Award recognizes teachers for outstanding classroom leadership and rewarded the team with $1,000.
Gallagher, Schwanbeck and Abercrombie received their award from their initiative Fitness Friends. The initial idea was to bring the autistic support students to Schwanbeck’s eighth grade dance class, where they could get comfortable around their general education peers. This was the