Brockway Educator Selected as a Finalist for
2014 National Teacher of the Year
January 16, 2014 - Tim Eller, Dept. of Education
BROCKWAY– Gov. Tom Corbett
today congratulated Ryan Devlin, a teacher in Brockway Area School District,
Jefferson County, for being selected as one of four national finalists for the
2014 National Teacher of the Year award.
behalf of all Pennsylvania citizens, I congratulate Ryan for being chosen to
represent Pennsylvania at the national level,” Corbett said. “Ryan’s
commitment to his students is a shining example of the thousands of
Pennsylvania educators who are dedicated to ensuring that students are prepared
for a bright and successful future.
December 2012, Devlin was named Pennsylvania’s 2013 Teacher of the Year.
He is an
11th-grade English and 9– 12th-grade technology teacher
at Brockway Area Junior/Senior High School, where he has taught for seven years
and serves as head of the English department.
serves as the school’s head cross country coach and the senior high gifted
of school, Devlin speaks at state conferences and college campuses and is a
cooperating teacher for Clarion University’s student teaching program.
won multiple grants for his innovative and extensive use of technology in the
received a bachelor’s degree in secondary English education from Waynesburg University
and a master’s degree in educational leadership from California University of
teaching certificates in English (grades 7-12), business/computers (grades
K-12), and library science (grades K-12).
National Teacher of the Year Program, which began in 1952, is run by the
Council of Chief State School Officers. Every year, each state selects a
state teacher of the year to participate in the national program.
National Teacher of the Year will be announced in April and will be recognized
during a ceremony at the White House.
other three finalists are from Florida, Maryland and Virginia.