Shaler Area teacher 1 of 12 finalists for the state Teacher of the Year

Shaler Area School District is proud to announce Greg Mason, a Shaler Area High School science teacher, has been named one of 12 finalists for the 2018 state Teacher of the Year award.

“I am surrounded by so many great educators here at Shaler Area, that I am honored to be recognized as a finalist in the entire state,” Mason said.

Mr. Mason was nominated for the award and completed an extensive application to advance to the semifinalist round in February. All 12 finalists must prepare and submit for review a video of a lesson. The scores from the video and application packets will be combined to form a composite score. The Pennsylvania Department of Education will announce the 2018 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year during a special awards ceremony in December.

Mr. Mason has been an educator for 11 years, with the past six years at Shaler Area High School. He currently teaches physics and works with a team of teachers to host the annual Shaler Area STEAM Competition, which attracts students from school districts across the region.

Mr. Mason has a Bachelor of Science degree in secondary education from Penn State University and a Masters in Education with School Leadership degree with principal certification from the University of Pittsburgh.

Mr. Mason lives in Middlesex Township with his wife, Sheria, and two children.

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Pennsylvania press release April 13, 2017

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TribLIVE | Allegheny article April 13, 2017

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TribLIVE | Local article April 24, 2017

Four Allegheny County educators nominated for Pa. Teacher of the Year
Post-Gazette article May 5, 2017

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