H/STEAM Educator Award Winner: Marissa Kvacky

STEAM Educator Award Winner: Marissa Kvacky

Marissa Kvacky, a science teacher at Freedom High School in the Bethlehem Area School District, takes pride in getting to know her students individually and helping each one strive for success. She encourages students to make mistakes and reflect on their skills to improve for the future. In her five years of teaching, Marissa has brought real-world applications into her lessons to help students make connections between the classroom and their daily lives. She uses hands-on activities, labs, and projects to increase interest in science. 

Marissa has taught Academic Biology, Honors Biology, Genetics, and Principles of Biomedical Sciences in the Project Lead the Way Program. In addition to her time in the classroom, she enjoys being involved in extracurricular activities to help build relationships with her students. Marissa is the co-advisor of the 2022 graduating class, a co-advisor of an after-school program to help athletes succeed in academic and athletic goals, the advisor of the FHS Dance Team, and she is a Check and Connect mentor to guide students in a positive direction. 

She is an East Stroudsburg University graduate, and she has a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology from Lehigh University. Marissa says she would not be where she is today without her amazing colleagues, family, and friends. 

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