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Ewing Public Schools Staff Spotlight: Meet Britlyn Gershman

B. 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.