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File #: 180307    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 4/5/2018 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 4/5/2018
Title: Recognizing and honoring Alicia Conquest, Karen Epps, Heather LaPera, Peter Matranga, and Rebecca Yacker for their outstanding work as teachers in the 4th Council District and for being awarded the 2018 Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Public Teachers.
Sponsors: Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Squilla
Attachments: 1. Signature18030700.pdf
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Recognizing and honoring Alicia Conquest, Karen Epps, Heather LaPera, Peter Matranga, and Rebecca Yacker for their outstanding work as teachers in the 4th Council District and for being awarded the 2018 Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Public Teachers.

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WHEREAS, The Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Public Teachers is given annually to teachers from Philadelphia public schools who demonstrate excellence in promoting learning at the highest levels; and

WHEREAS, Teachers are chosen based on their activities that improve the intellectual and character development of students. In 2018, 59 School District of Philadelphia teachers were chosen to receive this prestigious honor, including five educators from schools located within the 4th Council District of Philadelphia; and

WHEREAS, Alicia Conquest has taught Spanish for the Philadelphia School District for eighteen years and has always gone above and beyond for her students. She currently teaches at the High School of the Future, where she is described by her students as a high-energy and high-impact teacher. She also serves as the Track and Field and Cross-Country coach for the school; and

WHEREAS, Karen Epps is a Mathematics teacher at the Science Leadership Academy at Beeber. Epps joined the school in 2014, and has been extremely active in developing a curriculum that could better benefit the students. Epps participates in the school's Student Run Philly Style team and the Yearbook Committee, and has also taught a Philosophy course; and

WHEREAS, Heather LaPera has been a teacher with the Philadelphia School District for seven years. LaPera currently teaches Art at A. Philip Randolph Career Academy. LaPera has also coached basketball and softball for the school, and enjoys being able to share her love of sports with her students; and

WHEREAS, Peter Matranga is a Social Studies teacher at Lankenau Environmental Science Magnet High School in Roxborough. Matranga...

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