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Governor's Educator of the Year Program Program

Salem

2013-14

Donald Stech, Jr.

Donald Stech, Jr. School/District: Woodstown Middle School - Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District

Grade Level: 8th

Teaches: Social Studies

Donald Stech, Jr. is a graduate of the University of Nebraska. His teaching career began in 1999 at Mt. Pleasant Junior High School in Texas where he helped a largely at-risk population improve their social studies state testing scores from 69 percent to 96 percent. In 2004, Donald returned home to teach at Woodstown Middle School. He has also been a Technology Mentor to staff and students, Student Council Advisor, and co-producer of the annual school play. He attributes his success in the classroom to an understanding wife, hard work, and faith in the potential of all his students.