HERSHEY, Pa. — A high school social studies teacher from near Williamsport is Pennsylvania’s 2018 teacher of the year.

Loyalsock Township High School teacher Jennifer Wahl was given the honor Monday by state Education Secretary Pedro Rivera at a professional development conference in Hershey.

She’s taught at the school for 11 years.

Rivera calls her “an extraordinary educator” who cultivates “a supportive community for students to achieve.”

She’ll be Pennsylvania’s entrant in next year’s national teacher-of-the-year competition.

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