Pennington, NJ: The Hopewell Valley Regional School District (HVRSD) is pleased to announce that Hopewell Elementary teacher Mrs. Helen Corveleyn has been named Mercer County Teacher of the Year!
Mrs. Corveleyn joined the Hopewell Elementary School family in 2014. Initially, she taught science and social studies to our 5th graders. Currently, Mrs. Corveleyn serves as our K-5 STEM facilitator. Throughout our building and the district she is recognized as a passionate teacher who works diligently to educate children, make learning relevant and transform young lives.
A lifelong learner, Mrs. Corveleyn is currently enrolled in a Masters program in Conservation Biology. She just returned from Borneo where she studied primate denizens, including the orangutan. Last summer, she explored desert and marine landscapes in Baja.
Her accomplishments at Hopewell Elementary School include helping to instill a passion for sustainability in all, overseeing our vertical and outdoor garden initiative, and supporting the implementation of hands-on STEM education in preschool - 5th grade, among many others. During the past year, she was integral in having HES named Best New Jersey Farm to School Program by the Department of Agriculture.
This is the second year in a row a staff member from Hopewell Valley has been named Mercer County Teacher of the Year.