Dec. 9, 2013, Blue Bell, Pa.— Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) Professor Dr. Debbie Levin, of Blue Bell, received a surprise visit from a masked North Penn United Way (NPUW) volunteer while teaching one of her Early Childhood Education classes on Dec. 5.
Levin is among a distinguished group of 20 individuals selected as NPUW’s 2014 Superheroes United for Kids. Together, the group – comprised of educators, business professionals, public officials, law enforcement officers and others – will help NPUW prepare for its third annual Superheroes United for Kids fundraising gala on April 25 at Pine Crest Country Club.
“This program is our way to acknowledge some special people in the community who are doing great things to help low-income children and families,” explained NPUW Director of Community Impact Linda Abram. “Honorees are nominated by former superheroes [from the previous year], so each year, we’re reaching deeper into the community and learning more about the incredible work that’s being done.”
Levin has spent the past 32 years of her career as professor and education coordinator at MCCC, preparing the next generation of teachers for the critical role they will play in shaping the lives of children in the community. She led the redesign of MCCC’s education programs to best position graduates for the next step in their careers. In addition, under Levin’s leadership, MCCC’s Education in the Early Years program received accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
Photo: North Penn United Way volunteer Kristina Piscitelli presented Montgomery County Community College Professor Dr. Debbie Levin with her 2014 Superheroes United for Kids nomination during one her classes on Dec. 5. Photo by Alana J. Mauger