Our inspirational journey has featured 10 remarkable candidates for Bucks County “Teacher of The Year.” Inspire Federal Credit Union is proud to introduce you to our last finalist, Michelle Barbetta Kramer. Michelle is in her 17th year of teaching at Bensalem High School, where she has taught high school students in all grade levels. She currently teaches freshmen in Algebra One, along with junior and senior students in AP Calculus. Michelle is grateful to have taught at BHS from the very beginning of her career.
Having earned a degree in Mathematics from Saint Joseph’s University and a Master’s degree and Principal/Administrative Leadership degree at Holy Family University, she is dedicated to the subject of Mathematics and keeping it fresh and interesting for her students.
Michelle stays very active outside the classroom too, with the excitement of choreographing “Spirit Night” teacher/staff dance routine. As a Student Government Advisor, former Union Secretary and member of the contract negotiation team, she is involved in all aspects of Bensalem High. She regularly keeps active in PSEA and NEA conferences.
Michelle says there are many wonderful things she enjoys about teaching including: witnessing those “a-ha” moments when the math clicks in the student’s minds. There’s nothing better “than seeing students’ years after they graduate and hearing how successful they are.” It’s also inspiring “to stand in front of a group of other people’s children knowing how they fully trust me with their children.”
Inspire Federal Credit Union congratulates Michelle Kramer and all ten of our 2017 finalists for “Teacher of the Year.”