Nicholas J. Uliano
Phoenixville Area High School
1200 Gay Street
Phoenixville, PA 19460

Spanish, 9–12

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1) What is one thing that needs to change in order to keep quality teachers in the profession?

Did you have a mentor who was particularly effective and supportive in shaping you as a teacher?


Nicholas J. Uliano, 2001
State Teacher of the Year, Pennsylvania
Nick Uliano has taught in the public schools of Phoenixville, PA, for over 32 years. Dr. Uliano's graduate studies at Temple University earned him the first doctoral degree granted in Foreign Language Education. Nick is currently the Chair of the World Languages Department at Phoenixville High School. Instrumental in the development and implementation of a Spanish-language immersion program for students at the elementary level, Nick's philosophy of education has always been that the greatest satisfaction any teacher can attain is that which is gained from a student's success. Working together, he believes that teachers can find solutions to difficult problems, that they can remain inspired, and that they will remained focused on the goal of providing the highest quality education for students. Nick has been the recipient of several awards for outstanding teaching, including the Jaycees Outstanding Education award, the American Family Institute's Positive Teaching Award, the KYW-TV "Thanks to Teachers" Award.  

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