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VFW names Gogal the Teacher of the Year

Nesquehoning VFW recently named Keith Gogal as the Teacher of the Year.

Gogal is a 2005 graduate of Bloomsburg University.

He then went on to complete his student teaching at Tamaqua Area Junior/Senior High School before getting hired at Panther Valley Junior/Senior High School.

“Over the course of my career, I have taught every course the high school offers,” Gogal said.

In addition to teaching, Gogal has served as a coach of the Panther Valley boys basketball team, is the sophomore class adviser, he has taken part in a number of community fundraisers at the school and he is a volunteer weight room coach.

Keith Gogal, second from left, accepts the Teacher of the Year Award from Nesquehoning VFW members, from left, Mark Kattner, Craig Strohl and Ian Acciarito. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO