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2020 Governor's Educator of the Year (GEOY) Recipients
Our district participated in the New Jersey Governor's Educator of the Year Program, and your nominations made all the difference! We received 264 nominations from students, parents, administrators, staff and community members for Teachers of the Year and Educational Services Professionals.
 
Volunteers in each school formed a Selection Committee, which included parent representation, and used a precise grading system and rubric supplied by the New Jersey Department of Education to score the nominations submitted. 
 
Both Teacher and Educational Services Professional nominees were scored upon the following criteria:
  • Serves as an exceptionally skilled and dedicated educator
  • Inspires students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn
  • Demonstrates leadership and innovation in and outside the classroom
  • Has the respect and admiration of students, parents, administrators and colleagues
  • Plays an active role in the community as well as the school.
Superintendent Dr. George J. Rafferty visited each school last week to make the announcement and congratulate each recipient, along with the school principal, Child Study Team Director Dr. Diane Willard and Personnel Manager Susan Henry.
Countryside School
Principal presenting flowers to teacher   Group class photo with educators
Teacher of the Year Jacquelyn Vosbikian
 
Educator receiving flowers  Four educators posing for photo 
Educational Services Professional of the Year Sarah Napoli
 
Fleetwood School
 Teacher and students smiling at announcement Students, teachers and administrators pose for photo 
Teacher of the Year Carrie Siwiec
 
(Educational Services Professional of the Year Stacy Brooks is currently out on leave, 
so no photo was available. Fresh flowers await her return.)
 
Harrington Middle School
Group photo of students, teacher and administrators 
Teacher of the Year Maureen Barrett
 
 Principal congratulating teacher on award  Administrators congratulating counselor on award
Educational Services Professional of the Year MaryEllen Slott
 
 
Hartford School
 Group of students with teacher and administrators
Teacher of the Year Shannon Gaddy
 
 
Hillside School
 Superintendent congratulating teacher on award Administrators congratulating teacher on award
Teacher of the Year Nancy Mellin
 
Nurse learning of award   Nurse and administrators pose in front of school mascot painting
Educational Services Professional of the Year Meg Black
 
 
Larchmont School
 Principal congratulating teacher on award Students congratulating teacher on award
Teacher of the Year Melanie Gaskins
 
Principal congratulating nurse on award   Principal and Superintendent congratulating teacher on award
Educational Services Professional of the Year Eileen Valerio
 
 
Parkway School
Administrators congratulating teacher on award  Group of students, teacher and administrators pose for photo
Teacher of the Year Kristen Cloud
 
Principal congratulating teacher on award  Group of students with teacher and administrators 
Educational Services Professional of the Year Danielle Bieler
 
 
Springville School
 Principal congratulating teacher on award Principal and Superintendent congratulating teacher on award
Teacher of the Year Ashley Dalia
 
 Principal congratulating teacher on award Principal and Superintendent congratulating teacher on award 
Educational Services Professional of the Year Amber Bruno