ROXBURY, N.J. - Roxbury High School Athletic Director Stuart Mason has been chosen by Centenary University to receive university's Educational Leadership Award for this year.

This award recognizes a local educational leader who makes a difference every day working with students, teachers, and their school community. The recipient has an innovative, transformative presence in their schools, always striving for what is best for students and their community.

Individual nominations were made by the educational community in Morris, Warren, Sussex, Hunterdon, Union and Somerset counties. More than 50 educational leaders were nominated this year. This year’s selection was made by the Centenary Education Department.

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“The ideal nominee should be a school leader who has transformed educational practices and positively impacted the culture and climate in their school communit, said Timothy Fredericks, department chair at Centenary University. 

Mason will be presented a plaque and small honorarium on the evening of Dec. 13 in the President’s Circle Room at the Lackland Center on the Centenary campus.

Among the many nominations received on behalf of Mason was one that said, “the hours, energy, and passion he dedicates to his position is unmatched. We are fortunate to have him as a leader. He has earned the respect of his colleagues, his students, his administration, his Board of Education and the community.”

Another comment on his behalf said, “He has brought stability and consistency to the people and programs under his charge and if you asked those who work under him, you would not doubt that they have greatly increased their chances of success because of his leadership.”

The award is made possible through a donation from Visions Federal Credit Union.