Pottstown Teacher Yoder Named Senior Policy Fellow

POTTSTOWN PA – Pottstown High School art teacher Beth Yoder has been named a 2022-2023 Pennsylvania Senior Policy Fellow by Teach Plus Pennsylvania, the Pottstown School District reported Friday (Sept. 16, 2022). The organization said it looks to develop “educational policies that shape students’ success and innovate the teaching profession.”

Yoder leads the art department as its K-12 chairperson, is the school musical costumer, and the yearbook adviser, the district said. She has been named “Teacher of the Year” three times, and has been nominated a total of 12 times. Her students have repeatedly recognized her for the “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers” award.

In 2018, Yoder was a Tri-County YWCA “Tribute to Exceptional Women” award recipient. She also has been the Federation of Pottstown Teachers’ president for 24 years, and serves as vice president-at-large for the American Federation of Teachers in Pennsylvania.

She earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in art education at Kutztown University.

Photo provided by the Pottstown School District