School District Honors Educational Professionals Of The Year With Breakfast, Day Off

Teachers and Education Service Professionals of the year for each of the township’s nine schools were honored May 4 with a breakfast ceremony at the Somerset County Vocational and Technical High School in Bridgewater.

The teachers, professionals, families and staff gathered for the event at the school’s Trade Wins cafe, which is staffed and managed by VoTech students.

The schools’ principals introduced their winners, and presented short biographies of why they were chosen for the honor.

This was the second year the district’s teachers and professionals were honored in this manner. They will be honored once again, in June, at a county event.

“These professionals have dedicated much of their time and energy to helping our students reach their potential,” schools Superintendent John Ravally said.

The honored educators were also given the rest of the day off.

Following are videos of each of the school principals’ presentations.

Conerly Road School, Dona Silva-Burnett

  • Teacher: Felicia Osley
  • Service Professional: Lisa Cassell

Elizabeth Avenue School, John Haney

  • Teacher: Cindy Jimenez
  • Professional: Marcia Wesalo

Franklin Park School, Nicole Sury Scott

  • Teacher: Emily Amon
  • Professional: Eileen Ucci

Hillcrest School, Albert Fico

  • Teacher: Ann Marie Walsh
  • Professional: Jennifer Pasqua

MacAfee Road School, Bill Grippo

  • Teacher: Kim Rollinson
  • Professional: Carolyn Hespe

Pine Grove Manor School, Miguel Rivera

  • Teacher: Lorena Gonzalez
  • Professional: Giselle Rodriguez

Sampson G. Smith Intermediate School, Evelyn Rutledge

  • Teacher: Keith Stewart
  • Professional: Angela Hvizda

Franklin Middle School, Nicholas Solomon

  • Teacher: Melinda Rosso
  • Professional: Quiyon Peters

Franklin High School, Cheryl Clark

  • Teacher: Jennifer Jones
  • Professional: Jacqueline Schumacher

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