CRANFORD - Orange Avenue School (OAS) has announced that Jamie Warner has been selected as the 2019-2020 Educator of the Year.

Ms. Warner is a social studies teacher at Orange Avenue School. The environment that she creates in her classroom is one where students feel comfortable to ask questions, confident to share opinions, and feel respected for their thoughts and ideas on different topics.

According to Orange Avenue Principal Lori Lubieski-Hutmaker, some accomplishments of Ms. Warner include:

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  • Having presented at a workshop at the NJ Council for the Social Studies annual conference at Rutgers-New Brunswick entitled “Human Rights education for All – A Social Studies Imperative.”
  • Her students have presented their research projects at the annual Cranford Community Holocaust Day of Remembrance. 
  • Ms. Warner’s students participate in the annual Mahatma Gandhi Art and Writing Contest where she encourages them to interpret the principles of Gandhi in an effort to develop student citizenship. 
  • This past fall, she was a guest presenter at the Association of Indians in America Gandhi Jayanti 150th year celebration at Princeton University. 
  • Participated in the Rock and Roll Forever Foundations’s TeachRock Workshop with Steven Van Zandt of the E Street Band to promote arts integration and help all children learn curriculum through music.

About Orange Avenue School

The current Orange Avenue School grade configuration includes a traditional grade 3 to 5 elementary program and a 6 to 8 middle school program. OAS is committed to maintaining a kind and caring educational environment that is focused on hands-on and engaging instruction. The instructional culture is characterized by data-driven decision-making that leads to high student achievement.

About the Governor’s Educator of the Year Program:

The Governor’s Educator of the Year 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. For more information, please visit: 

https://www.state.nj.us/education/rpr/recognition/educators/geoy.shtml