The Teachers of SHINE

SHINE teachers are unique. Teaching with SHINE is about more than just helping a student improve academically – it's about doing "Whatever It Takes" to help a student succeed.

All SHINE staff must be dedicated to helping at-risk children improve academic performance and attendance at school and address inappropriate behaviors.

Engaging and dynamic lesson plans and activities are designed to support SHINE objectives. The SHINE curriculum is coordinated with students’ academic day program.

SHINE integrates homework tutoring, character and relationship-building, cultural, recreational, and service learning activities.

Panther Valley SHINE students and teachers play a friendly game of Water Balloon Dodgeball

"When you put your heart and soul into it, relationships are established. That's how we create a place - a SHINE family - where everyone sees success."

- Audra Kufro
Mahanoy Area SHINE Teacher

SHINE staff are responsible for ensuring all records/files are up-to-date and coordinated with the administrative office. As part of this effort, pre- and post-term testing is administered to registered students.

SHINE teachers and staff work actively to engage parents and families in their child’s development. Monthly Family Involvement Nights are held to create and build a strong line of communication between home and school.


All SHINE staff must have up-to-date clearances.

More information on the requirements for becoming a SHINE Teacher can be downloaded HERE.

To learn more about becoming a SHINE teacher, email SHINE.