Redbank Teacher Honored at Statewide Conference

harmonHERSHEY, Pa. (EYT) – A Redbank Valley High School teacher was honored earlier this week for finishing as a finalist for Pennsylvania State Teacher of the Year.

Joe Harmon, a civic, government and history teacher at Redbank Valley High School, was honored in Hershey on Monday for being one of 12 finalists for the 2016 Pennsylvania State Teacher of the Year.

Harmon was commended for teaching his students respect, making history fun and advising the students’ Bible Club at RVHS.

Nominating him for this prestigious award was Peyton Kirkpatrick (right), who introduced Harmon with an inspiring speech in front of a crowd of hundreds during today’s ceremony.

“Harmon was the only teacher nominated from northwestern Pennsylvania and we’re very proud of him,” said PA State Representative Donna Oberlander. “As Peyton said during his remarks, Harmon truly is one in a million.”

Also pictured in the photo is Redbank Valley High School Principal Amy Rupp.


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