More than halfway through our 10 finalists, we are proud to introduce you to the 6th of our Bucks County “Teacher of The Year” finalists, Kelly Alberts. Kelly has been teaching in the Neshaminy School District for 15 years. She currently teaches 5th to 8th grade Life Skills Support at Carl Sandburg Middle School. Her focus is helping students with intellectual disabilities learn academic, social and functional life skills. Kelly works with her students on transferring skills like cooking and self-care to real world settings to help them gain independence later in life.
Kelly Alberts has a Master’s degree in Special Education with certifications in Special Education and Early Childhood Education. She has also furthered her studies taking classes for sign language and integrating iPads in education. She is currently seeking a certification in Autism Studies.
When Kelly is not teaching, she’s (literally) helping put out fires as an associate member of the Morrisville Fire Company. As a proud supporter of National Parks, she enjoys being outdoors, traveling, snapping photos, reading and spending time with her three rescue dogs. As founder and leader of the Buddy Club, a social club open to Sandburg students of all ages and abilities, she attends her students’ Life Skills dances at Truman High.
Kelly says her favorite thing about teaching is “seeing my students grow throughout the years in my class and even after. I’m proud to call them my ‘kids’ and proud of every accomplishment they make, no matter the size.”
Congratulations to Kelly Alberts 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.