Kenilworth 2018 Outstanding Educators

Kenilworth Board of Education Recognizes Outstanding Educators
Posted on 04/10/2018
Kenilworth Board of Education Recognizes Outstanding Educators

April 9, 2018 [Kenilworth] On Monday April 9, 2018, the Kenilworth Board of Education recognized their four teachers/educators of the year.  The four educators recognized for their outstanding service were:

Karen Goger – Second Grade Teacher - Harding Elementary School

Kristen Jeans – Guidance Counselor, Harding Elementary

Candace Grimaldi – Science Teacher, David Brearley Middle School

Amy Efchak – Health and Physical Education Teacher, David Brearley High School

Dr. Thomas Tramaglini, Superintendent of Schools said, “Each of our educators of the year were selected because of their contributions to our community, schools and our children.  It is an honor to work with each of these colleagues and see what they do for our students each day.  In many cases, these members of the Kenilworth Public Schools go beyond their typical job duties to influence student performance.  I applaud these women for making our schools special.”

Each year, schools across the nation honor their finest educators.  In New Jersey, schools nominate staff members to be recognized by through the Governor’s Educator of the Year program.  Teachers and educators who are nominated go through committee review and are selected based on the following criteria:

  • Be an exceptionally skilled and dedicated licensed classroom teacher (pre-K through grade 12 in a public or charter school) where teaching is the primary responsibility
  • Must have achieved a 2016-17 summative rating of at least Effective
  • Be a dedicated and skilled leader who anticipates actively continuing in his/her teaching career for at least five (5) more years
  • Be an expert in the field who inspires students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn
  • Actively collaborates 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 level that take place both within or outside the school setting
  • Have the respect and admiration of students, parents, and colleagues
  • Demonstrate poise, eloquence, and the ability to maintain a demanding schedule
  • Have not earned the title of school-level Teacher of the Year for the past five (5) years