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We are proud to introduce you to Bucks County “Teacher of The Year” finalist, Karen McGuckin, who is an 18-year teaching veteran. Her teaching career began at Penn Wood West Junior High School, where she taught for 2 years.  From there it was on to St. Francis School for Boys (renamed St. Francis Drexel School for Children). Karen has been teaching in the Bristol Township Autistic Support Program for the past 14 years and is currently enjoying her role with the First and Second Grade Autistic Support Class.

When Karen is not teaching, she enjoys her gym and beach time. She enjoys swimming and spending time with her family, especially playing Mario Kart 8 with her two boys.

Karen has a degree in Special Education from West Chester University and a Master’s degree in Education from Holy Family University. In the next few years she hopes to further her education by taking classes that specialize in Autism and Behavior Analysis.

When we asked Karen what her favorite thing about teaching is, she said, ”I truly enjoy watching each and every one of them learn and grow throughout the school year. They amaze me every day with their accomplishments!”

Congratulations to Karen McGuckin and all 10 of the 2017 Teacher of the Year finalists. We will continue to spotlight each of our ten finalists for Teacher of the Year on our blog and on our Facebook page over the next few weeks.