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Rotary Club of Paterson Great Falls Recognizes Educators 'Making a Difference'

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Heru Keonte is President of the Rotary Club of Paterson Great Falls. Pictured with Mayor-Elect Andre Sayegh Credits: Rotary Club of Paterson Great Falls
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Credits: Rotary Club of Paterson Great Falls
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Credits: Rotary Club of Paterson Great Falls
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Credits: Rotary Club of Paterson Great Falls
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PATERSON, NJ- The Rotary Club of Paterson Great Falls held its annual fundraiser and community showcase on Wednesday. The event, honoring educators with more than forty years of service to Paterson's public schools, took place at the Brownstone.

Among the honorees were Phyllis Hamer, a secretary to the principal at Central and John F. Kennedy High School who has worked for Paterson Public Schools for 62 years.

 

Other honorees for the evening, held under the banner of "Educators...Making a Difference" were:

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Emma Del Sardo, who worked in food services at School 27 for 45 years

Leah Fabian, who is in her 43rd year as an educator at School 8

Virginia Galizia, who began as a teacher 41 years agao and is now the principal at Alexander Hamilton Academy

John Mancinelli, a teacher and guidance counselor at schools 27 and 29 for 43 years

Paul Tillman, a school psychologist at School 25 with 42 years of service

Jane Silverstein, a Science Supervisor at John F. Kennedy High School with 57 years of service

Felisa Van Liew, a former teacher and current principal at School No. 2 with 48 years of service

According to Heru Keonte, president of the Rotary Club of the Great Falls, the event by both recognizing the longevity of some of the district's "most dedicated professionals," and also raising money for scholarships earmarked for Paterson students which will be bestowed in each of the honorees' names, has a "two-fold benefit."

"The honorees represented the very best of Paterson's education community, and we were proud to recognize their great efforts in support of Paterson's youth," Keonte told TAPinto Paterson. "The greatest return on the evening will prove to be the investment we were able to make int he futures of the brilliant students that will continue to benefit from the generosity of Rotary members."

Several students from Eastside High School's Interact Club played key roles in the event, Keonte said, serving as greeters, ushers, and award presenters.

 

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