For their outstanding service to the students of the Glen Mills Schools, Jack Scargall, Adam Locke, Joe Nolfi, Adam Wenger, Rich Blue, Frank DeMedio, Liam Power, and Deshantelle Rogers were recognized at the Educational Awards Ceremony for earning various Teacher of the Year awards.
Scargall is the Apprentice Program Teacher of the Year. Beginning his career at the school in 1982, this skilled painter works hard to maintain and beautify our campus. He also serves the school by being on the safety committee and has been a statistician for the basketball team for the past ten seasons.
Adam Locke is the A.M. Teacher of the Year. This West Chester University graduate earned a degree in Criminal Justice and is responsible for academic instruction in all subjects.
LaSalle University graduate Nolfi, meanwhile, is the P.M. Teacher of the Year. As a worthy role model, Nolfi is a junior varsity baseball coach and is a Project Help tutor.
Wenger is the Career and Technical Education Teacher of the Year. After graduating from Penn State with a degree in Professional Golf Management in 2008, he developed our Golf Course Management curriculum.
Blue, a Cheyney University graduate, is the Alternative Education Teacher of the Year. Blue has a degree in Therapeutic Recreation and was a teacher in Polk Hall before joining the Alternative Education team. Here at Glen Mills, he has coached the volleyball team for 16 years.
The Specialized Teachers of the Year are Frank DeMedio and Liam Power.
A dedicated student in his own right, DeMedio earned his Bachelor’s Degree in psychology from Wingate University, his Master’s from Capella University, and is currently working on his Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and Management. He began his career at Glen Mills in July of 2003 as a counselor/teacher in Jefferson Hall. DeMedio has served on multiple project action teams and committees. As a teacher, he excels in one to one instruction.
Power, meanwhile, is also a Specialized Education Teacher of the Year. This West Chester University graduate (Criminal Justice) was a Dean’s List student and is working on his Master’s Degree in Curriculum Design and Instruction. He began his career at Glen Mills in September of 2007 and is now our GED Coordinator. Over 450 students have earned their Commonwealth Secondary School Diplomas in his classroom.
Deshantelle Rogers is the Community Management Services Teacher of the Year. A Virginia State University graduate with a degree in Business Management, she assists discharged students in building resumes and helps them continue to move their lives in a positive direction.
When not at work at Glen Mills, she gives her time and passion to several non-profit organizations.
From left to right: Adam Wenger, Liam Power, Frank DeMedio, Deshantelle Rogers, Jack Scargall, Adam Locke, and Rich Blue.