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Governor's Educator of the Year Recognition Program

330 Mount Laurel Road
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Phone: 856.235.3387
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Eligibility Criteria-Requirements
Any educators nominated for this award must meet all of the following requirements:
  • Be an exceptionally skilled and dedicated licensed classroom teacher (PreK to grade 12 in a public or charter school) where teaching is the primary responsibility rather than administrative or supervisory responsibilities or an educational services professional (ESP) who is listed as one of the eligible enrollment areas
  • Must have the latest summative rating of at least effective; if the teacher or the ESP has not received a summative rating at the time of application, then their most current practice rating should be at least effective or the equivalent  Be an expert in the field who inspires students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn
  • Actively collaborate with colleagues, students, and families to create a strong culture of respect and success
  • Demonstrate leadership and innovation in educational activities at the school, district and/or state and national levels that take place both within and outside the school setting
  • Have the respect and admiration of students, parents and colleagues
  • Have not earned the title of school, county or state Teacher of the Year nor ESP of the Year for the past five (5) years
Note: There is no requirement for minimum number of years in the classroom, however as an ambassador for education, this is an award based on merit and leadership and not to be given out solely based on years of service, like a retirement award.

To Nominate a Certified Staff Member follow the appropriate link below:

2023-2024 Governor's Educator of the Year Recipients

Your nominations made all the difference in our district's participation in the New Jersey Governor's Educator of the Year Program. Nominations were received from students, parents, administrators, staff and community members.

A Selection Committee at each school, which included parent, teacher, administrator and, past award recipient representation, used a precise grading system and rubric supplied by the New Jersey Department of Education to score the nominations submitted.

At its December 19, 2023 board meeting, Superintendent Dr. George J. Rafferty, proudly announced Mount Laurel School District's 2023-2024 Governor's Educator of the Year Recipients. 

Congratulations to all of this year's recipients who will be formally recognized at the January 23, 2024 meeting of the Mount Laurel Township Board of Education.