7th-grade Science Teacher, Mrs. Sarah Simmons, Engages Students using Hands-on Labs

Posted by PA Distance Learning on 10/19/20 9:45 AM
Mrs. Sarah Simmons earned her B.S. in Biochemistry from Chatham University and began working as a lab technician. After craving more daily social interactions, she decided to switch career paths by working with people and animals at PetsMart.
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Fun-Loving Elementary School Counselor, Mr. Brandon Payne, Works Hard to Make his Students Smile

Posted by PA Distance Learning on 10/12/20 7:00 AM


Mr. Brandon Payne has always been interested in school counseling by supporting students throughout all aspects of their academic and personal lives.

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Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) for PA Distance K-8 Students

Posted by PA Distance Learning on 10/8/20 7:00 AM

To help PA Distance become a safer and more effective school, we have implemented a Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program, a research-based and school-wide classroom behavior support system. As a reward for students exhibiting desirable behaviors, they can earn “Scholar Dollars” to use at the PA Distance PBIS Rewards School Store.

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English Language Arts Teacher, Mrs. Christine Trudeau, Will Teach and Follow Alongside Her Students as They Grow

Posted by PA Distance Learning on 10/5/20 11:03 AM


Mrs. Christine Trudeau has been teaching for 17 years and 10 of those years within an online environment. Throughout her time as a teacher, she’s taught a variety of subjects and grade levels, from Elementary Special Education to High School American and British Literature. Before she arrived at PA Distance, she taught at both a brick-and-mortar school and a cyber school.

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9th-grader, Amarylis M., Learns Spanish to Connect with her Puerto Rican Heritage

Posted by PA Distance Learning on 10/1/20 9:07 AM


Amarylis’ father was born and raised in Arecibo, Puerto Rico and while her mother was born in the United States, her family is from Jayuya, Puerto Rico.

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Introduction to Zearn Math & How it Helps PA Distance Elementary Students

Posted by PA Distance Learning on 9/30/20 8:39 AM
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