East Brunswick H.S. Teacher To Win 'Teacher of the Year Award' from N.J. Council for the Humanities

October 3, 2013 at 3:20 PM

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - For the past 17 years, the New Jersey Council On The Humanities (NJCH) has recognized the best New Jersey K-12 public school teachers and their outstanding achievements in humanities education. This year, the Teacher of the Year Award will be presented to Adam Recktenwald, who teaches humanities to seniors at East Brunswick High School.

“Students leave Adam’s class better off each day, having discovered something new about themselves and their links to the past, present, and future society,” said East Brunswick Public Schools Arts Education Supervisor Jeffrey Lesser, 

Recktenwald will be honored at the council’s annual Awards Celebration on Oct. 30 at the New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, beginning at 5:30 p.m. In addition to the Teacher of the Year Award, the Council’s Book Award will be given to Holly Metz for Killing the Poormaster, and the Public Humanities Award to Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation President and CEO Chris Daggett, who will also present the keynote address. A reception and book signing will round out the evening. To attend — and to support the efforts of NJCH — or for further information, visit the NJCH website, or call 1-888-FYI-NJCH.

The New Jersey Council for the Humanities' mission is "to develop, support and promote projects that explore and interpret the human experience, foster cross-cultural understanding and engage people in dialogue about matters of individual choice and public responsibility." Programs include: the Council’s Horizons Speakers Bureau that supplies humanities lecturers to nonprofit organizations; the Clemente Courses, which offer post-secondary courses to young adults in underserved communities; the Teacher Institute, a yearly residential seminar for K-12 teachers; NJCH’s Humanities Awards which honors individuals and institutions for excellence, and a grant program funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities that provides financial support for other nonprofit organizations’ special projects.

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