Essex County Teachers Go Beyond Call Of Duty: 2018 News Roundup – Montclair, NJ Patch
ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The work of a teacher doesn’t end with the time they spend in a classroom. There’s prep work… after-school activities… back-to-school nights… ongoing professional training… and wave after wave of test grading.
Not to mention that every once in a while, you might get asked to look after hundreds of stranded kids in the middle of a snowstorm (read more below).
Check out some inspiring stories about Essex County teachers and staff going above-and-beyond the call of duty in 2018. (Click headlines to read the articles)
A group of dedicated West Orange teachers and staff refused to leave their students when a snowstorm trapped them in school overnight.
There’s one good thing about New Jersey snowstorms… they give people a way to shine in a crisis.
A Newark principal fought bullying in his school by installing a free laundromat for in-need students.
Currently, Smita Dharsi is a second-grade teacher; however, in the past she has worked as a high school chemistry teacher, in an alternative high school for at-risk teens, in a home-based early intervention program, and in a Montessori school.
A West Caldwell business owner was recognized for being a “female leader” in the field of educational child care.
Marc Favata is the only Simons Fellowship award winner in theoretical physics from a New Jersey higher education institution for 2018.
A teacher in the North Caldwell Public School District has earned a prestigious national award, school officials said.
They’re some of the most important people your child will ever meet: teachers. See how Essex County’s school communities said “thanks.”
They are some of Livingston’s finest educators. Find out what makes the district’s 2018 “Teachers of the Year” tick.
“I became a teacher because I wanted to make a positive difference in the world,” the owner of The Goddard School’s Millburn location says.
Jenny Li, an assistant professor of computer science at Kean University, is a role model for “underrepresented” groups in STEM fields.
Jody-Anne Jones got the Ryan Award because she “helps her students compete with peers who don’t face the challenges of poverty.”
A trio of Bloomfield school crossing guards got a smile-inducing Valentine’s Day surprise from the kids they help to keep safe.
Jacob Ezzo, choral director at South Orange Middle School, earned a top prize in the New Jersey Arts Ed Now Ambassadors competition.
Neil Cooperman is the 2018 recipient of the prestigious Max Sobel Award for Outstanding Service and Leadership in Mathematics Education.
They say that learning never stops. That’s certainly the case for four Essex County teachers, who recently earned $5,000 scholarships from the Bayer USA Foundation and the Thompson Family Foundation
Newark Schools’ 2018 “Teacher of the Year” Lourdes Reyes teaches grades 1 and 2, including students with autism.
A longtime education researcher who hails from a family of teachers will open a Best In Class center in South Orange.
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