2013-2014 National Liberty Museum Teacher as Hero Award Ceremony
Celebrates NAHS Teacher Max Geisler!
The Teacher as Hero Award Ceremony was held on April 3rd, 2014 at the National Liberty Museum, in Philadelphia. The Awards reception began at 5:30 pm with refreshments and light fare, followed by a 6:30 pm program including the awards presentation, during which time Mr. Max Geisler and fellow teacher heros from across the Delaware Valley received a certificate and gifts provided by the National Liberty Museum and State Farm.
Mr. Geisler was also photographed for inclusion in the National Liberty Museum's exhibit, where the story of his accomplishments will be seen by over 60,000 visitors each year!!
Some of Mr. Geisler's accomplishments cited during the honoring include:
Student produced Ecological Impact Documentary
Educator 500 Award from Institute for Educational Excellence and Entrepreneurship at West Chester University for his innovative, entrepreneurial teaching skills
School Leadership Team member at Norristown Area High School
Literacy Team Committee member at NAHS
District-wide family and community engagement committee member
Participates in the multi-region math science partnership, which focuses on the education of mathematics and science teachers as a career-long process
Attended the Goddard Space Center summer program for teachers alongside scientists, mathematicians, and engineers from the private sector and university level
Together, let's celebrate the accomplishments of a member of the Norristown Area School District faculty.
Congratulations Mr. Geisler!
Following the ceremony, Mr. Geisler said, “It is an honor to serve the children and families of the Norristown Area School District. I cannot understand anyone who sees any distinction greater than the continuing opportunity to serve we have all been granted. I hear frequently of those in our midst who "goof off" or "burn out." But little is said of so many of us laboring against tremendous odds, skillfully and persistently, sustained and propelled by their vocation. Literally they seem "called," and how faithfully they follow decade after decade! We are one: please remember that honors delivered to a few of us do poor justice to the many, who elevate children daily, with little recognition. Usually unnoticed, frequently demeaned by politicians and the press, they surround me and sustain me; they find and share energy on the most difficult of days; they listen well and cheer me when I am down; they inspire me as they reach out to their wards, without exception and with unerring kindness and self-discipline. These are my colleagues. I try always to appreciate that, never to forget the challenges we all face and how valiantly we all fight, seizing every opportunity to elevate children, helping all to think bigger, dream higher, and burn ever brighter.”