HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mayor Gloria McCauley and the Township Committee presented proclamations to four educators at its May 8 meeting recognizing them for being the best at what they do in the Hillsborough School District. 

Joanne Brush, a math teacher at Hillsborough High School, has been honored as Hillsborough High School’s Teacher of the Year for 2018.  She has been a member of the Hillsborough School District faculty for 17 years. She is the sophomore class advisor and Hillsborough Education Association representative.  

Jennifer Harmsen, a seventh grade social studies teacher at Hillsborough Middle School, is 2018 Teacher of the Year at Hillsborough Middle School. She has been a member of the Hillsborough School District faculty since 1990. She has been an active member on the Board of Education strategic planning committee, has served on the Superintendent’s Advisory Council and Principal’s Advisory Committee. She is also a founding member of both the Hillsborough Middle School Improvement Panel and Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity Forum.  

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Sharon Piech, a Speech and Language Specialist at Hillsborough Elementary, is Hillsborough Elementary School’s Educational Services Professional of the Year for 2018. She has been a member of the Hillsborough School District faculty since 2001. She works with children with special needs, evaluating how the students communicate, providing therapy for articulating speech sounds, building vocabulary, using grammar and learning how to interact verbally with others. 

Brian Yarasheski, a School Counselor at Hillsborough High School, was recognized as Hillsborough High School’s Educational Services Professional of the Year for 2018. He has been a member of the Hillsborough School District faculty for over 26 years. He works with students and parents to help them find success in high school and beyond. He coordinated the PSAT testing for 8 years, AP Exam testing for 4 years and initiated the Senior Transition to College program.