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Good Housekeeping Magazine Highlights Milton Hershey School Teachers as “Heroes in Our Lives”

Featuring Kelly Nickels and Jason Moffitt, MHS teachers

During the COVID-19 pandemic, educators have again proven they are an essential part of children’s lives. That is certainly the case for Milton Hershey School teachers Kelly Nickels and Jason Moffitt, who were featured in a September 2021 Good Housekeeping story that celebrates heroes in education across our nation.

Nickels—a Middle Division science teacher—and Moffitt—a Senior Division English teacher—both spoke about their amazing experiences in the classroom and the positive, life-long bonds they have made with their students.

“The rewarding parts of my job are the connections I’ve had with my students as well as the lessons I’ve learned from each one of them: grit, empathy, kindness, survival, a sense of humor and so much more,” Nickels said.

Added Moffitt: “Teaching is more than pluses and minuses, dates in history or commas and semicolons. Teaching is building relationships that enable young people to embrace the content. When a student experiences growth—big or small, academically or personally—those are the times I feel most gratified.”

The Good Housekeeping article spotlighted 18 top U.S. educators, including First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, who teaches college English classes.

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