"Colleen is a positive and motivational example for her students"

Colleen Gaffney, Middle School Physical Science Teacher, Bethel-Tate Local Schools


The following testimonial was shared by Bethel-Tate Local Schools in selecting Colleen Gaffney as a 2015 Celebrate Teaching Distinguished Educator.

Colleen Gaffney is an energetic and dedicated educator. Her teaching units are well organized and thorough and always cover all learning styles and ability levels so every student succeeds in her class. 

Bethel-Tate Middle School is in the first year of implementation for PBIS (positive behavior and intervention supports). Colleen is a member of the implementation team and the PBIS leader of providing professional development and building implementation. She is a team player and is always willing to help out her team as well as any member of our faculty. 

Colleen continuously strives to find ways for her students to be successful and for them to be able to incorporate what they are learning in class to their lives outside of school. She is a positive and motivational example for her students, their families, and our staff.