BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The board of education and administration recognized a number of teaches who have received higher level advanced degrees, as well as one who received a National Science Teachers Association award.

Bridgewater-Raritan High School science teacher Rachel Hess was honored for receiving the National Science Teaches Association’s 2017 Maitland P. Simmons Memorial Award for New Teachers.

The award allows her access to attend the national convention, among other benefits, superintendent Russell Lazovick said.

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Also honored were a number of teachers who recently received advanced degrees.

They were:

  • Milltown Primary physical education teacher Shannon Bois, who earned a Master of Science degree.
  • Bridgewater-Raritan High School Italian teacher Gloria Catania, who earned a Master of Arts degree in school counseling
  • Bridgewater-Raritan High School physical education teacher Alyssa Frazier, who earned a Master of Education degree
  • Milltown Primary psychologist Kristina Langione, who earned a Doctor of Psychology degree.
  • Bridgewater-Raritan High School English teacher Kathalyn Messano, who earned a Doctor of Education degree
  • Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School science teacher Michael Russell, who earned a Doctor of Science degree in civil security, leadership, management and policy
  • Eisenhower Intermediate music teacher Amanda Sherwood, who earned a Master of Art degree in teaching
  • Bridgewater-Raritan High School music teacher John Wilson, who earned a Master of Music degree.

Lazovick praised all the teachers for their hard work.

“You serve as a model to our students,” he said. “You have already attained so much, but you still do more.”