After a challenging school year filled with hybrid learning and zoom lessons, the top teachers in the region got some much-deserved recognition from the Phillies, Constellation, and their fans.
On Monday, May 3, the top 10 Phillies All-Star Teachers from 2021, along with those from 2020 (as fans were not allowed at last year’s games), were honored at the Phillies game against the Milwaukee Brewers.
It was part of the 21st annual Teacher Appreciation Night powered by Constellation, a leading competitive energy provider. The teachers were selected from hundreds of nominations sent to the Phillies by their current and former students, parents, and peers.
There were three Montgomery county teachers who took home a win:
- Kamira Boyd, Overlook Elementary School, Abington.
- Anthony Landy, Hatfield Elementary School, Hatfield.
- Jennifer Rieger, Upper Merion High School in King of Prussia.
Video highlights from a recent Phillies All-Star Teacher zoom call with manager Joe Girardi was shown on the big screen.
As part of the tribute, the Phillies All-Star Teachers were recognized prior to the start of the game both from the Rooftop of Ashburn Alley, as well as on PhanaVision.
In addition, the top teachers who received an Honorable Mention got the chance to dance with the Phillie Phanatic in the 7th inning.
- Kamira Boyd, Overlook Elementary School, Abington, PA
- Michael Fiocco, Father Judge High School, Philadelphia, PA
- Stephanie Freeman, Darby Township School, Glenolden, PA
- Don Kaplan, Solebury School, New Hope, PA
- Kaitlin Kirby, Juniata Park Academy, Philadelphia, PA
- Anthony Landy, Hatfield Elementary School, Hatfield, PA
- Daniel Matz, Cinnaminson High School, Cinnaminson, NJ
- Mindy Pomatto, Brigantine Community School, Brigantine, NJ
- Jennifer Rieger, Upper Merion High School, King of Prussia, PA
- Christina Zlupko, Klinger Middle School, Southampton, PA
2020 Phillies All-Star Teachers
- Julie Anderson, Robeson Elementary Center, Birdsboro, PA
- Sarah Anderson, Joseph D. Sharp Elementary School, Cherry Hill, NJ
- Michael Bleile, Delmar High School, Delmar, DE
- Michelle DeStefano, Schuylkill Valley High School, Leesport, PA
- Brian Ferry, Central Dauphin High School, Harrisburg, PA
- Lena Namnun, Frankford High School, Philadelphia, PA
- Peter Randall, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, Chestnut Hill, PA
- Jason Stoeckel, Sussex Central High School, Georgetown, DE
- Ronald Washington, West Philadelphia Achievement Charter Elementary School, Philadelphia, PA
- Matthew Wira, Egg Harbor Community School, Egg Harbor City, NJ