Karen Varian, lead teacher at George School Children’s Center, has been named an Outstanding Educator by the Bucks County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association for the Education of Young Children PennAEYC. Recognized as one of Bucks County’s five top professionals working in early childhood education, Karen was nominated and selected for the award based on her outstanding contributions, skills, commitment, and service in the field. George School Children’s Center (GSCC) is honored to have her as a member of their staff.
“Karen’s deep love for children and her dedication to her classroom set a high standard,”. said Dr. Pam McCullough, Center Director. “She is patient, caring and compassionate, flexible, and creative. Karen invests time in getting to know the parents in her classroom and forms strong bonds with families.”
As children move on in the program, many will often start their day by stopping in to see Karen to give her a big hug.
“Being part of the George School community has been a wonderful journey,” Karen said. “Playing with and teaching many exciting young children, getting to know their families, and working alongside my co-workers has made it a fun learning experience.”
The Bucks County Chapter of PennAEYC serves and acts on behalf of the needs, rights and well-being of all young children and their families in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, with special emphasis on high quality early childhood programs and practice. They also work to foster the growth and development of early childhood professionals in their work with, and on behalf of, young children.
“I was so surprised and honored that the parents of the children in my class held me in this regard,” said Karen. “Their sincere words meant so much to me.”
“I can’t think of anyone more deserving than Karen,” said Pam. “GSCC is blessed to call her our own.”