CLARK, NJ – Colleen Nemeth, Secretary for the Office of Special Education was recently recognized at a Clark Board of Education meeting after being named Union County’s Educational Support Person of the 2019-2020 School Year.

According to school officials, Nemeth has been working in the district for 18 years.  She is also an active member of the Clark Education Association having served as Corresponding Secretary, Building Representative for Secretaries, Negotiations Committee Member, and Health and Safety Chair.

“It was truly an honor to be recognized in this capacity.   Every day, I strive to do my absolute best,” said Nemeth.

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Nemeth’s manager had accolades to share too. “Colleen epitomizes the word, perfectionist.  She is meticulous, driven, and detail oriented in every aspect of her job,” said Supervisor of Special Services Nicole Viola. “Her unyielding dedication, intense work ethic, and true professionalism never ceases to impress me.”

Superintendent of Schools Edward Grande weighed in on Nemeth’s award. “Mrs. Nemeth is the utmost of professionals and could not be more deserving of this award,” Grande said.  “She is an immense asset to not only the Special Services Department but our district as a whole.  Colleen is never one to watch the clock, and she will never shy from lending a helping hand.”

According to the nomination form, to be considered for the NJEA ESP award, one must be an NJEA member for at least 3 consecutive years.  Additionally, one must demonstrate strong professional practice, member involvement, community engagement, personal achievement, and the enhancement         of the ESP image. 3 letters of support must also be written on the person’s behalf. 

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