Sam Steinberg, a social studies teacher at Delaware Valley Friends School in Paoli, went above and beyond in a time of crisis, writes Lisa Dukart for Main Line Today.
Steinberg, who used to work in finance in New York City, was prompted to change his profession 16 years ago by the stories his wife – a special education teacher – would share about the progress of her students. He uses his new job to focus on students with learning differences and help them thrive.
When the pandemic hit, Steinberg seamlessly transitioned to virtual instruction as he had already been filming his lessons for years to share with students and parents. He also developed a note-taking system that has since been adopted school-wide and is the only such system for those with learning disabilities.
For online classes, he put together step-by-step instructions on how to use virtual platforms.
“I’m constantly reminding myself that I have to see things through the eyes and the minds of these students,” he said.
Steinberg’s impact on his students prompted the grandparents of a DVFS graduate to endow a $1 million scholarship fund in his name.
Read more about Sam Steinberg in Main Line Today here.
You Might Also Like