Ewing Public Schools Staff Spotlight: Meet Britlyn Gershman
Where do you teach and what grade level/courses? How long have you been a teacher?
I teach in a fourth grade inclusion classroom at Antheil. This is my eighth year teaching.
What college or university did you attend and why did you choose that establishment of higher-education?
I attended Penn State University. WE ARE! When I visited Penn State for the first time, I attended a football game. Once I stepped foot into Beaver Stadium, I knew Penn State was the school for me. I ultimately chose to go to Penn State not just because of their football team, but because I loved the sense of community and camaraderie that I experienced at that football game.
What made you want to become a teacher?
I always wanted to be a teacher. It was never something I needed to decide on. Becoming a teacher is something that I have wanted to do since I was a little girl.
When a student leaves your classroom at the end of the year, what do you want them to remember most?
I hope that each student of mine leaves my classroom with a special memory from our time together. I hope that they realize how special they were to me and how much I valued our time together.
What do you like best about Ewing?
I love how inclusive and welcoming the people and staff are in Ewing. This is only my second year teaching in Ewing, but I am so happy to be here. When I was new at Antheil, people were extremely welcoming and I instantly felt like I was a part of the Ewing family.
What do you think is the most important aspect of teaching?
I think the most important aspect of teaching is building a relationship with each student. It will be much easier to reach each student once a relationship and a sense of respect has been established.
What do you do outside of school?
I enjoy cooking, reading, traveling and spending as much time as possible at the beach!
Who or what has impacted your life in a positive way?
My parents have had the most impact on my life. They always made me feel as though I was capable of doing absolutely anything.
How do you define success?
Success is when you achieve a goal that you set for yourself.
What is the one thing people do not know about you that you would like to share?
During my time at Antheil I have taught fourth and fifth grade, but a lot of people may not know that at my previous school I actually taught first grade.
What is your favorite quote or book?
My favorite book is Wonder by R.J. Palacio.