Newark Public Schools Honors 2015-2016 Educators of the Year

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School Educators of the Year honored for outstanding service at celebratory event

Superintendent Christopher D. Cerf congratulates the 27 School Educators of the Year at a celebratory breakfast
Superintendent Christopher D. Cerf congratulates the 27 School Educators of the Year at a celebratory breakfast

[Newark, NJ – June 23, 2016] – Superintendent Christopher D. Cerf of Newark Public Schools (NPS) honored 27 School Educators of the Year at a celebratory breakfast this month. The breakfast was attended by school principals, Newark school board members, and review committee members, where winners were presented with a certificate from Superintendent Cerf.

“The teachers at Newark Public Schools are some of the best and brightest educators who are helping our students beat the odds and make significant progress each and every day,” said Superintendent Cerf. “Our educators of the year are an outstanding example of teachers who are dedicated to improving the lives of their students and helping prepare them for college and career success. I join the rest of the district in recognizing these educators for their hard work and commitment to creating inspiring and innovative learning environments that will help their students meet their full potential.”

This year’s Teacher of the Year was Whitney Farrand from Mount Vernon School. The full list of the district’s educators of the year include:

  • Marcia Alves, Park Elementary
  • James Barry, Newark Leadership Academy
  • Bonnie Berlin, Speedway Academies
  • Betty Brown, Belmont Runyon
  • Aretta Bush, John F. Kennedy
  • Marisol Caraballo, First Ave School
  • Kevin Connor, Camden Street Renew School
  • Whitney Farrand, Mount Vernon
  • Darline Jamison, Miller Street School
  • Felicia Kemp, Cleveland
  • Lesia Kuziw, BRICK Avon Academy
  • Anthony Lardieri, Luis Munoz Marin
  • Moses Ledesma, Oliver Street School
  • Yvonne McLeod, Harriet Tubman
  • Michelle Miller, Hawkins Street School
  • Wirmarie Morales-Colon, Ridge Street School
  • O-Myra Muniz, Roberto Clemente Elementary School
  • Andrew Paulsen, East Side High School
  • Doreen Rayam, Hawthorne Avenue School
  • Joanne Rutherford, BRICK Peshine Academy
  • Anabela Santos, South Street School
  • Maritza Soto, Roberto Clemente Elementary School
  • Melania Suriel-Tejada, Lafayette Street School
  • Amy Uhlik, Abington Avenue School
  • Henry Varum, Ann Street School