HERSHEY – The 2022 PA Teacher of the Year award goes to a local educator. Elizabeth Raff teaches in Lancaster County’s Penn Manor School District. Raff is a sixth grade English Language Arts and Social Studies teacher at Pequea Elementary School and will represent PA in the National Teacher of the Year competition. Her teaching philosophy is that “Education engages students in the lifelong process of inquiry and critical thinking. It creates a dynamic space where learners examine new perspectives, take creative risks, and activate empathy while making the world a better place.”