From the primary grades to upper elementary, gifted support teacher Maryann Molishus makes the curriculum vivid through technology integration and project based learning at Goodnoe Elementary School in Newtown, Pennsylvania. Students learn to participate in interactive video conferences with scientists, art museums, and college students. They learn about various topcis, such as archaeology, digital fabrication, and computer programming, along with making connection from history to current world events. Molishus provides a learning enviornment where students are challenged academically and are given the resources and support needed to pursue research in areas of interest. They are encouraged to be school learders and to always work to their fullest potential. Molishus helps her students build their confidence in presenting by giving them opportunities to share what they have learned with their peers, teachers, and family members. Molishus also supports students across the district through a Summer STEM Academy. Children in grades 3-8 participate for 2-4 weeks during the summer in hands-on, collaborative learning and independent projects. High school volunteers, many who are past academy participants, support the younger students while also developing their own STEM and leadership skills. Molishus provides professional development at school and district levels and is an adjust teacher at Delaware Valley University, partnered with the Bucks County Intermediate Unit, where she teachers one of four courses in their STEM Endorsement program. She is on the board of the Council Rock Education Foundation and is a member of the Pennsylvania Teachers Advisory Committee.
2000 Holy Family University, B.A.; 2004 Chestnut Hill College, M.S.; 2017 California University of Pennsylvania, M.Ed.
2009 Holy Family University Alumni Educator of the Year