H/STEAM Educator Award Winner: Tanya Hendershot

STEAM Educator Award Winner: Tanya Hendershot

Tanya Hendershot is a first-grade teacher at Shawnee Elementary School in the Easton Area School District.  She received her teaching degree from Moravian College and completed her Master’s work at East Stroudsburg University.  Tanya has 27 years of teaching experience with 22 of those years being in first grade.  Her approach to STEAM teaching in her first-grade classroom is to allow her students to explore the world they live in, with relationship to their own interests, while looking at a multitude of career paths they could follow as they grow in life.  She intertwines the core subjects that she teaches with STEAM while exploring open-ended essential questions that tie the curriculum together.   

Additionally, she is the yearbook co-coordinator and is a part of the Language Arts Core Team at Shawnee Elementary.  Tanya is a life-long resident of Pen Argyl where she lives with her husband and two children.  



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