HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Michelle Klink, a fourth-grade teacher at Sunnymead School, and Loydes Lewis, a Spanish teacher at Woodfern Elementary School, have been honored as Teachers of the Year for 2019 because of their outstanding level of talent and commitment to the Hillsborough School District.
Both teachers were presented proclamations by the Hillsborough Township Committee at a recent meeting.
Klink has been a member of the Hillsborough School District faculty for 11 ½ years as an elementary school teacher. She has been teaching fourth grade for the past 5 years and has been involved with writing and developing curriculum and common assessment writing for science, math, social studies and literacy. She has served as a mentor for a student teacher and a “Buddy” for a new teacher. Ms. Klink has also contributed her time to Sunnymead programs such as FIT Girls, Craft Night, Friendship Soup and the 4th grade students vs teachers floor hockey game.
Lewis has been a member of the Hillsborough School District faculty for 17 years as a Spanish teacher in the various elementary schools in the township and the Hillsborough Middle School. She organized several Woodfern nutrition seminars for ESL parents and developed a Spanish Integration Program at Woodfern and Sunnymead Elementary schools for kindergarten through 4th grade team teaching. She also routinely assists colleagues, school nurses, counselors and the Administration as a translator, organizes visits to Beekman Gardens Complex to connect with the economically challenged minority population and assist with the registration enrollment process and to deliver donated class supplies, food and clothing.