LINDEN, NJ - Another Linden teacher has been chosen as Exemplary Educator by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE).

Walter Schweikardt, a third-grade teacher at School No. 9, is just one of 93 teachers across the state who has been chosen to receive the distinction for 2021.

Another Linden educator, Amy Maloney, was chosen by the NJDOE back in December 2020.

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Linden Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Marnie Hazelton couldn't be more proud of Schweikardt's  and Maloney's accomplishments.

“Congratulations to Mr. Schweikardt for this wonderful honor. This program recognizes the best of the best from around New Jersey, and Mr. Schweikardt has shown himself to be a dedicated and skilled educator in many different roles," said Superintendent Hazelton. "For Linden to have two teachers honored as Exemplary Educators is indicative of the outstanding commitment of our faculty and staff.”

Each year, the New Jersey Department of Education invites public school districts to participate in the Exemplary Educator Recognition Program. The goal of the program is to identify outstanding educators for special recognition, alternating between elementary (Pre-K to 5) and secondary (6-12) every year. For the current 2021 year, the NJDOE sought out secondary educators (grades 6-12).

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