CRANFORD - Bloomingdale Avenue School (BAS) has announced that Donna Bober has been selected as the 2019-2020 Educational Services Professional of the Year.

Mrs. Bober is a kindergarten classroom assistant and lunch aide at Bloomingdale Avenue School, where she has worked for nearly 20 years. According to BAS Principal Lourdes Murphy, Mrs. Bober uses her knowledge to support students academically, as well as socially/emotionally.

"The support Mrs. Bober provides is seamless, anticipating the needs of the students," said Murphy. "She helps students see their inner strengths, while helping them problem solve. Mrs. Bober handles the children with a caring and loving authority, which serves her well, especially as a lunch aide. She effectively communicates with students, as well as the adults throughout the building."

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"In addition, Mrs. Bober continues to volunteer countless hours for numerous projects within the school. Her willingness to put in the extra time really makes a difference within our school community. Her efforts do not go unnoticed, and it is an honor to recognize Mrs. Donna Bober as the Educational Services Professional of the Year."

About Bloomingdale Avenue School

Bloomingdale Avenue School serves approximately 225 students in Kindergarten through second grade. The staff is committed to promoting the academic, social and emotional well-being of the children. Our goal is to provide a foundation for our young children that will spark a love of learning that will last a lifetime. The school prides itself on creating an environment that is safe, nurturing and child-centered while teaching and modeling respect, responsibility, caring and citizenship.

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About the Governor’s Educational Services Professional of the Year:

The New Jersey Teacher of the Year Program and the Governor's Teacher/Educational Services Professionals Recognition Program have been integrated into the Governor's Educator of the Year Program. This updated program highlights educational innovation, student achievement, the rewards of teaching, and important services outside the classroom environment that lead to student success. Further, it seeks to attract public attention to the positive aspects of our educational system.