A North Wales Borough resident has been honored for his exceptional teaching abilities by the Pennsylvania Association of Private School Administrators. Edward Zawora, a member of North Wales Historic Commission, was bestowed the Faculty Award for the PAPSA's southeast region. Zawora teaches at Antonelli Institute in Erdenheim. According to a press release, Zawora,
who has taught at Antonelli Institute since 2005, began his career as
an adjunct. In 2010, he became a full-time instructor. Zawora's classroom is not the typical classroom: He allows students to learn and work in ways that they are most comfortable. Some surf the Internet as they conduct
research, others are busy drawing, and others finalize projects. By
allowing students to work at their own pace, and in their own style,
Zawora helps them flourish. Zawora also applies himself in the creativity of his students by leading by example. He also regularly devotes additional time to the educational
process both before and after class. "It's
important to have top-notch facilities, equipment, and curriculum, but
without dedicated instructors there is no education," says Dick Dumaresq, PAPSA's executive director, in a press release.
"And that's why we created our annual Faculty Awards—to recognize
the very finest teachers from among our more than 150 member schools.
Edwardis absolutely one of the best, and it's remarkable to
consider how many lives he has touched, and made better, by what he does
in the classroom."