DENVILLE, NJ – Denville Schools 2019 Persons of the Year have been selected. Retired Denville Chief of Police Chris Wagner received Community Member of the Year. Jessica Llaneza, a third-grade teacher at Riverview Elementary School was named Staff Member of the Year. Lakeview Elementary School fourth grader, Isabel Pimenta, was named Student of the Year. Each honoree was selected because s/he has made a positive contribution or impact on Denville students in pre-K through eighth grade. Candidate nominations were received through April 30.

The Student of the Year and Community Member of the Year awards were sponsored by the PTAs of Lakeview Elementary School, Riverview Elementary School, and Valleyview Middle School. The Foundation of Denville sponsored the Staff Member of the Year award.

"Congratulations to our 2019 Denville Persons of the Year award winners," Superintendent Steven Forte declared.

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