Male Elementary Teachers Needed
Zapf, Karen, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Tricia Urich watched with amazement a recent Christmas party in her son's classroom.
Urich, 46, of Ross, said her son, Tommy, 10, and his fourth- grade classmates at Perrysville Elementary in the North Hills School District were tossing a little ball, laughing and talking.
But when it was time to get back to business, teacher Brett Parkhill only had to tell the children once to return to their seats.
"They fell into place and got quiet," said Urich.
Parkhill, 28, and other men are in the minority as elementary teachers. According to the National Education Association in Washington, D.C., the percentage of male elementary teachers is at an all-time …
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Publication information: Article title: Male Elementary Teachers Needed. Contributors: Zapf, Karen - Author. Newspaper title: Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Publication date: January 14, 2007. Page number: Not available. © 2009 Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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