Ambridge Area School District

901 Duss Avenue, Ambridge PA 15003 | 724.266.2833


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BCET Teacher of the Year

The Ambridge Area School District is pleased to announce that one of its teachers has been nominated for Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year recognition.

Mrs. Nicole Darroch, a K-5 STEAM Educator and Technology Integrator for Highland and State Street elementary schools, was nominated for PA Teacher of the Year by the Beaver County Educational Trust (BCET). BCET announced its nomination of Mrs. Darroch on Friday, Sept. 27.

“We are so excited to nominate Nicole for this honor,” said Mrs. Jamie Connelly, BCET Executive Director. “Nicole was honored at the BCET Coming Together for Education event in May as one of the BCET Teachers of the Year. In 2018, Nicole’s award-winning grant was focused on Storytime STEAM packs. BCET is proud to support enthusiastic teachers like Nicole for their creativity, ingenuity and dedication.”

The PA Teacher of the Year Program is co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National State Teacher of the Year. The program recognizes excellence in teaching by honoring K-12 educators in public education who have made outstanding academic contributions to school-aged children in Pennsylvania. The nomination process for teachers for the 2021 program is underway. Educators, parents, students and community members are encouraged to acknowledge the efforts of teachers in their community through the nominations process. Twelve finalists will be selected from the applications received.

“I am honored by the nomination,” said Mrs. Darroch. “The Beaver County Educational Trust supports great educational efforts throughout Beaver County. I appreciate their recognition of the work I have done in the elementary STEAM programs at Highland and State Street.”

In addition to her latest nomination, Mrs. Darroch also has received the following recognition:

  • Beaver County Teacher of the Year 2019;

  • STEAM Catalyst Grant Recipient – Allegheny Intermediate Unit ($7,500 grant in September 2018);

  • Target Field Trip Grant Recipient (December 2018);

  • Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation Teacher of the Month (March 2017);

  • Beaver County Educational Trust Grant Recipient (2015, 2017, 2018 & 2019); and

  • Society of Analytical Chemists Equipment Grant Recipient (2016 & 2018).