A Cynwyd Elementary School teacher has been named a finalist for the 2017 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year. 


In honor of National Teacher Appreciation Week, Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera has announced the finalists for a prestigious honor: the 2017 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year.


And one Lower Merion teacher has made the grade.

Cynwyd Elementary first grade teacher Megan Henry was the only nominee from Montgomery County.

“Every day teachers are making a difference in the lives of their students in communities across the commonwealth,” Rivera said in a news release from the state. “The Department of Education applauds this year’s finalists, who represent the commitment and professionalism that so many Pennsylvania educators share.”


The 2017 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year finalists can be found here.

The 12 educators were nominated by students, parents, colleagues and members of the community who wish to recognize their achievements both in and outside the classroom.

By May 5, 2016 4:04 pm ET