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Students 'Love to Learn' Because of this East Pikeland Teacher

Third grade teacher Denise Krisiewicz was honored for her contagious love of science.

Denise Krisiewicz is used to bestowing praise on her students. Now the tables have turned.

Krisiewicz, a third grade teacher at East Pikeland Elementary, is the 2013 Citadels’ Heart of Learning Award finalist for Phoenixville Area School District. The award was developed by Citadel and the Chester County Intermediate Unit 12 years ago to recognize the most outstanding teachers in Chester County.

The 16-year PASD veteran certainly fits the bill. Krisiewicz, who, according to district communications director Sandy Claus is “highly respected within the district,” has lead the after-school Science Explorer’s Club at East Pikeland for several years and has been directly involved in the development of the district’s science curriculum.

According to Claus, during the award presentation, Kyonia Hamilton of the Phoenixville branch of Citadel Federal Credit Union read excerpts from the nomination letters the tremendous teacher received.

“No problem is too challenging for this teacher. Each challenge that is encountered is handled with a detailed plan of action,” read one letter.

Another letter from a parent gave the teacher even more fulsome praise.

“I love the fact that my son wakes up every day and enjoys going to school, not only to see his friends, but because he loves reading, math and science. He loves to learn because of his teacher.”

In accepting the award, an emotional Krisiewicz praised her class, saying, “they were the reason she [taught], and why she loves coming to work every day.”  

slc April 05, 2013 at 11:09 AM
Lucky enough to have her back to back years when my son was 3rd/4th grade! AWESOME!
JK April 05, 2013 at 11:10 AM
There are some exceptional teachers at East Pikeland Elementary. It is nice to see teachers that care so much for the children and truly enjoy their work. I also think Dr. Cox needs to be praised for her work at the school. I completely trust her with my children's safety and well being which is not an easy thing to do these days.
LK April 05, 2013 at 02:10 PM
Congrats to Ms. Krisiewicz! One of many great teacher at East Pikeland!
Joe Smith April 08, 2013 at 03:32 PM
heard there was one
Linda Lyng May 15, 2013 at 06:09 PM
We just love Mrs. Krisciewicz!! She is responsive, caring, and teaches in multi-faceted ways to engage every student. As has already been noted - she is one of the many wonderful teachers and administrators we've encountered in East Pikeland. I can't say enough good things about this school! Congratulations, Mrs. K!

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