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Berkeley Heights School Board Celebrates Educators of the Year, Honors Retiring Employees

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Rachel Hopkins, Mary Kay McMillin Early Childhood Center Educator of the Year, 2018. Credits: Barbara Rybolt
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Michele Guerriero, Mountain Park School Educator of the Year, 2018 Credits: Barbara Rybolt
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Lindsay Liguori, Thomas P. Hughes School, Educator of the Year, 2018. Credits: Barbara Rybolt
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Debra Ruetsch, William Woodruff School, Educator of the Year, 2018. Credits: Barbara Rybolt
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Joanne Sheehan, Columbia Middle School Educator of the Year, 2018. Credits: Barbara Rybolt
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Lisa Wasser-Berlin, Governor Livingston High School, Educator of the Year, 2018. Credits: Barbara Rybolt
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The names of all retirees in the district. Credits: Barbara Rybolt
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Berkeley Heights School District retirees, 2018, were honored by the school board and administration. Credits: Barbara Rybolt
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Following the festivities, the school board got back to work at a regular meeting. Credits: Barbara Rybolt
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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Recently the School Board honored the 2018 Educators of the Year and district retirees with a reception at Governor Livingston High School. 

Each teacher was invited up to the stage by School Superintendent Judith Rattner, who provided a brief history of the teacher's time before joining the district and while in the district, then read comments from the school's principal. The head of the teacher's school's PTO added some more information, briefly handed the teacher a plaque and plant, then took those away while the teacher spoke to the audience, offered thanks for the honor all those who have and continue to support for their efforts, and provided insight into life as a teacher in Berkeley Heights School District.

The video below includes excerpts of the remarks by the Superintendent and each teacher.

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The honored educators included, Rachel Hopkins, Mary Kay McMillin Early Childhood Center, Michele Guerriero, Mountain Park School, Lindsay Liguori, Thomas P. Hughes School, Debra Ruetsch, William Woodruff School, Joanne Sheehan, Columbia Middle School, and Lisa Wasser-Berlin, Governor Livingston High School.

The board and administration also recognized teachers and staff members who announced their retirement during the 2017-2018 school year: Sally Barmakian, Diana Bjorge, Kathleen Locatelli, Therese McCutcheon, Sherry Butler, Joyce Scherer,  Doreen Ladinski, and Mrs. Shirlane Yannuzzi.  Also recognized at the meeting were Arlene Emme,  Martha Finch, Frank Fusco, Phyllis Heuss, Trudy Kowalski, Grace Penabad, Laraine Reedy, Beth Rezach, Carol Riegel, and Georgia Smith.

 

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