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Winnifred (Bolinsky) Younkin (PA '96)


At the time of the Award, Winnifred (Bolinsky) Younkin was:

Fogelsville Elementary School
Allentown, PA

Subject(s) taught: General Elementary
Grade(s): 5

Biographical Information

Every year, Winnifred (Bolinsky) Younkin, a fifth-grade teacher at Fogelsville Elementary School in Allentown, invites her class to participate in a "classroom enterprise." Designed to match the students' areas of interest, the enterprise projects provide a framework for the integration of all content areas and real-world applications, as well as countless opportunities for collaboration with area professionals. The impressive results of these enterprises have included a student-built 400-square-foot model university as part of a study on Thomas Jefferson's architectural accomplishments and a working model railroad that they donated to the pediatrics ward of an area hospital. In keeping with her firmly-held belief that "technology belongs in the classroom, where students can have constant access to it," Ms. (Bolinsky) Younkin has been instrumental in the creation of a strong technological facility that allows students to fully benefit from the technology-integrated curriculum she has developed.

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1996 Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales, B.A.