The Board of Education hosted a reception prior to its May 12, 2011, meeting for the purpose of honoring the six district staff members chosen as “Teacher of the Year” in their respective schools for 2010-2011.

Eli Quinonez, Grade 1 Teacher at Mary Kay McMillin Early Childhood Center; Carla Pastore, Grade 5 Teacher at Mountain Park School, Jacqueline Conti-Rimshnick, Teacher of Music at Thomas P. Hughes School; JoAnne Barton, Grade 5 Teacher at William Woodruff School; Diane Corley, Teacher of English at Columbia Middle School; and Doreen Ladinski, Teacher of English at Governor Livingston, were all recognized at the Board of Education meeting for their outstanding efforts in educating the students of the Berkeley Heights School District.  Each “Teacher of the Year” was also honored at a county-wide recognition breakfast held the next morning held at Kean University, which was hosted by the Union County Superintendent’s Roundtable.