April 10, 1998 |
Danny B. Storaska, 55, of Richboro, a high school physics teacher who was known for his ability to head off potential problems, died Tuesday at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. A member of the faculty at Pennsbury High School since 1965, Mr. Storaska was a past president of the Pennsbury Education Association and had served as chief contract negotiator for many years. He also coached the school chess team and was a member of the computer-selection committee. "Danny was a quiet man, but strong," said Marie Robinson, an elementary school teacher and president of the Pennsbury Education Association.
October 9, 1997 |
Richard Russell Maxwell, 55, of Glen Mills, a teacher at Upper Darby High School for 29 years, died of a brain tumor Tuesday at his home. Mr. Maxwell taught physics at Upper Darby until his retirement in 1996. He then taught for a short period at the Delaware County Christian School in Newtown Square. Mr. Maxwell was born in South Orange, N.J. He graduated from East Stroudsburg (Pa.) High School, and Pennsylvania State University in 1965. At Penn State he was president of the glee club and of Phi Kappa Theta fraternity.
March 26, 2000 |
Tim Clarke, who has taught physics at Moorestown Friends School since 1995, has been named an outstanding high school physics teacher by American University. Clarke was one of 20 teachers nationwide honored by the university's physics department from more than 300 responses received to a survey distributed to students at the university. He was nominated by Greg Rollins, a Shamong resident who graduated from Moorestown Friends in 1998 and who is now a sophomore at the Washington, D.C., school.
May 17, 1987 |
At the Duzen home, it goes something like this: He loves her, she loves him. He loves to cook, and she loves his cooking. Together, they both love to eat. All of which makes for a very nice relationship. It's Carl Duzen who does most of the couple's cooking and just about all of the grocery shopping. Susan pitches in once in a while, but for the most part, if she's in the kitchen, then it's the family baking that's at hand. One visit to the Duzen home in Havertown makes it quickly obvious that the kitchen is a special place.
March 15, 1998 |
When physics teacher Amy McDonald wanted to demonstrate the principles of motion, she put on roller skates. Her materials for classroom experiments at Archbishop Prendergast High School sound like a supermarket shopping list. To show how light is transmitted, she uses sugar packets, wax paper and nylon stockings. With the help of a few feathers, she explains prisms. McDonald's unusual teaching style was part of the reason the National Science Foundation selected her as one of 30 teachers nationwide to take part in the 1997-98 Teacher Research Update Experience (TRUE)
March 9, 1989 |
Bridges came crashing down Saturday. The competition, one of several events at the Physics Olympics at Lower Merion High School, challenged the ingenuity of students from area high schools by moving physics out of the classrooms and applying its theories to the real world. To build a strong bridge, said Lower Merion physics teacher Karl Duzen, a student must understand the properties of the materials he or she is working with. The top finishers "were able to analyze how and where the forces are applied and design the structure to be strongest at those points," Duzen said.
December 7, 1994 |
Yale David Plotnick, 85, a Camden High graduate who later had a 44- year career as an educator in Camden City schools, died yesterday at West Jersey Hospital-Marlton. He was a Cherry Hill resident. Born in Camden, Mr. Plotnick graduated from Camden City High School in 1925 when he was only 16. He returned to Camden City schools in 1930 as a science and physics teacher at Hatch Junior High School, then at Woodrow Wilson High School. He was named principal of the Broadway Elementary School in 1958, and later was principal at the Dudley Elementary School and the Cooper-Grant School.
May 5, 1996 |
School Superintendent David Hornbeck said yesterday that he would seek a "full investigation" into allegations that a teacher smoked crack cocaine in a classroom at Benjamin Franklin High School. The teacher, Caleb Jackson, 41, who lives in the 2300 block of North Colorado Street in North Philadelphia, on Friday was charged with possession of narcotics. Police said they were summoned to the school by Principal Tilghman Moore after Jackson was discovered inhaling from a pipe inside Classroom 305 Friday morning.
May 28, 2011 |
A Philadelphia schoolteacher has been sentenced to five years in a state prison in connection with a drug deal last September outside Cheltenham High School in Wyncote. Paul Stein, 35, who was a physics teacher at George Washington Carver Magnet School, drew a mandatory five years from a Montgomery County Court judge; Stein was illegally carrying a loaded 9mm handgun when he sold a pound of marijuana to undercover officers Sept. 8. He pleaded guilty to two counts of possession with intent to deliver the drugs.
January 26, 2009 |
Paul Kaczmarczik, 86, of Huntingdon Valley, a physics teacher at Drexel University for 37 years, died of coronary artery disease Tuesday at Abington Memorial Hospital. Mr. Kaczmarczik grew up near Seventh and Brown Streets in the Northern Liberties section of the city. He was president of his graduating class at Central High School, his son Paul M. said, and earned his bachelor's degree in physics from Drexel in 1948 and his master's in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1952.