The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

May 8, 2013

Excellence in Education


The Daily Item

— NORTHUMBERLAND — On April 23, the Business and Education Committee of the Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce recognized their eighth Excellence in Education Award winner for the 2012-2013 school year.

The Excellence in Education Award winner for the month of May is Linda Harlor, of Priestley Elementary School in the Shikellamy School District. Harlor was nominated by two of her colleagues, Dr. John Gotaskie and Dr. Portia Brandt, for paving the way to success for her students.

Dr. Gotaskie wrote, “Throughout the years I have known her, I can honestly tell you that Linda’s greatest attributes are the genuine concern she expresses for all students plus her persistence in using all available resources to help them achieve at their highest level of success.”

Dr. Brandt stated, “Linda Harlor is a 34-plus year veteran teacher that has influenced her students all along their educational journey. Throughout her career as an elementary teacher (first grade), Linda has given of herself to promote learning and a honing of basic skills that pave the way to success.”