Photo courtesy of the Philadelphia Phillies.

After a challenging school year filled with hybrid learning and zoom lessons, the top teachers in the region were recognized by the Philadelphia Phillies and fans Monday evening.

The top 10 Phillies All-Star Teachers from 2021, along with those from 2020 (as fans were not allowed at last year’s games), were honored at Monday night’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers.

In 2020, two of the ten recipients were from Berks County schools, Michelle DeStefano from Schuylkill Valley High School in Leesport, and Julie Anderson from Robeson Elementary Center in Birdsboro.

The event was part of the 21st annual Teacher Appreciation Night powered by Constellation, a leading competitive energy provider.

The teachers were selected from hundreds of nominations sent to the Phillies by their current and former students, parents and peers.

As part of the tribute, the Phillies All-Star Teachers were recognized prior to the start of the game, and the top teachers who received honorable mentions had a chance to dance with the Phillie Phanatic in the 7th inning.

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