We are proud to introduce you to another fantastic Bucks County teacher. Meet Inspire’s “Teacher of The Year” finalist, Matthew Fash of Lenape Middle School. Matthew teaches 8th grade social studies. For Matthew, it’s a classic example of working in the field you love. Teaching now for eight years, his endless curiosity for our nation’s past – from the era of colonization to the Second Industrial revolution – is something he enjoys sharing with his students. If you were to visit Matthew’s classroom on any given day, chances are you would witness memorable reenactments, role playing with costumes, mock trials and other interactive activities to get the message across.
Matthew Fash is a 2009 graduate of Muhlenberg College and is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership at Gwynedd Mercy University. He is also the National Coordinator of the United States Navy Memorial Stories of Service Program, a Historian and Archivist for the Philadelphia Chapter of the Pearl Harbor Survivor Association, among many other things. He loves making use of any free time by inspiring and learning from others.
We asked Matthew about his favorite thing about teaching and he said it was “providing students with the opportunity to develop the same passion for history” that he personally enjoys. As a firm believer in lifelong learning, he’s able to convey his vast knowledge to students of all ages. He’s very proud to have been appointed Department Chair for Lenape Middle School’s Social Studies department and all the tasks that come with that challenging position.
Congratulations to Matthew Fash and all 10 of the 2017 Teacher of the Year finalists. Over the coming weeks, we will be spotlighting each of our ten finalists for “Teacher of the Year” on our blog and on our Facebook page.