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Brandywine Wallace Elementary School Awarded PA Council of Teachers of Mathematics New Teacher Award


Andrew Kreider, a second grade teacher at Brandywine Wallace Elementary School, was awarded the Pennsylvania Council of Teacher of Mathematics (PCTM) New Teacher Award for 2019. This award is given to math educators, grades K-12, who have taught for three years or less. The awardee must exhibit contagious enthusiasm and use innovative strategies when teaching mathematics.

Kreider was nominated by principal Dr. Linda Leib for the award. In her nomination letter Dr. Leib stated that Mr. Kreider was ”among the first in our school to embrace innovative strategies such as anchor tasks which empower students to explore and integrate new learning.” His lessons are “hands-on but also hands-on” and his teaching encourages “higher level thinking.”

With his students, Andrew Kreider has used stream-able lessons to solve problems with other math teachers and classrooms around the United States.

He also serves as Brandywine Wallace’s technology innovator.