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Milton Hershey School Teacher Named Educator of the Year by Coalition of Residential Excellence

Milton Hershey School teacher  Casey Ainsworth  recently was recognized with the 2018 Catherine Hershey Award for Educator of the Year by the Coalition for Residential Excellence (CORE).

The Educator of the Year Award honors outstanding educators for the quality of their teaching, their professional leadership, their engagement with families and the community, and their potential for even greater contributions to the healthy development of children. It is one of several CORE awards that honor outstanding staff, students, and supporters whose tireless dedication and steadfast contributions exemplify the essence of residential education.

Casey teaches seventh- and eighth-grade social studies at Catherine Hall, Milton Hershey School’s middle school. During her 17 years with MHS, she has been an exemplary role model for students and staff and a successful teacher who embodies the school’s values and develops engaging lessons with her students’ interests in mind.

“Casey does not accept mediocrity in her classroom and is always looking for ways to reinvent herself and improve the art and science of teaching,” said MHS Middle Division Principal Nadine Krempa. “She is consistent and unwavering in her commitment to our students and school.  Whether she is serving as a teacher, coach, or mentor, she is always an advocate for the mission of our school and a supporter of our students.”

Congratulations to Ms. Ainsworth on being selected for this prestigious award!

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