NEPA’S Teacher of the Month

We want to say THANK YOU to our area’s teachers!

 We appreciate all of you each and every day. That’s why we’re going to celebrate YOU, and we want all of NEPA to hear.

Tell us about your deserving teacher below:  Why are you nominating them? Do you see the hard work they put in everyday? Did they have an impact on your school years? We want listeners to tell the area how great our NEPA teachers are!

Nominate your TEACHER OF THE MONTH below and check back each month to see our latest honoree!

Thank YOU teachers for all that you do for our community!


I’ve always known I wanted to be a teacher for as long as I can remember. My teachers all throughout elementary school to college were just outstanding and inspired me every step of the way. I aspire to be the teacher that they all were for me. The kind that you can look back 20 years later and still remember things they did for you. I graduated from Misericordia University, where I got my degree in early childhood education and special education. I am teaching at Wyoming Valley West Middle School in the 8th grade learning support classroom. (Alongside two incredible teachers/mentors that I would be remiss if I did not give them credit for getting me to this point in my teaching career. That is Sara Whalen and Marissa Sholtis.) I always pictured myself working with younger kiddos but now that I am working with 8th grade I can’t see it any other way. I am a very high energy teacher (with a large theatre background) so in my class, we like to (or maybe just I like to) make up songs or dances to help remember lessons. I am so lucky to be where I am at in my teaching career at such a young age, and I can truly say I enjoy going to work everyday.

– Nina Gushka, Wyoming Valley West Middle School



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