SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Board of Education recognized its Educators of the Year in the SPFK12 District at the Board's Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, meeting. Principals from each of the district's eight schools introduced the award winners, while members of the BOE read proclamations in their honor.

The BOE also recognized Ronald Litz of Park Middle School, Sharon Atta of Terrill Middle School, and Daniel Valentine of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School as Exemplary Secondary Educator Award Recipients. Congratulations to all the honorees listed below (by school).

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  • Kristen Lipari, 1st grade teacher, 2019-2020 Governor’s Educator of the Year Award
  • Dawn Lishak, classroom aide, 2019-2020 Governor’s Educational Professional of the Year Award

Coles

  • Charlene Jackson, 1st grade teacher, 2019-2020 Governor’s Educator of the Year Award
    Terri Kitts, classroom aide, 2019-2020 Governor’s Educational Professional of the Year Award

Evergreen

  • Scott Fourre, elementary art teacher, 2019-2020 Governor’s Educator of the Year Award

McGinn

  • Kristen Cecchini, kindergarten teacher, 2019-2020 Governor’s Educator of the Year Award
  • Lynna Tweeten, basic skills teacher, 2019-2020 Governor’s Educational Professional of the Year Award

School One

  • Jessica Cavaliere, elementary art teacher, 2019-2020 Governor’s Educator of the Year Award
  • Deborah Edwards, classroom aide, 2019-2020 Governor’s Educational Professional of the Year Award

Park Middle

  • Alaina Goldmark, special education teacher, 2019-2020 Governor’s Educator of the Year Award 
  • Lea Kaluzny, classroom aide, 2019-2020 Governor’s Educational Professional of the Year Award
  • Ronald Litz, 2019-2020 Exemplary Secondary Educator Award

Terrill Middle

  • John Schetelich, 5th grade teacher, 2019-2020 Governor’s Educator of the Year Award
  • Sharon Atta, 2019-2020 Exemplary Secondary Educator Award Recipient

Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School

  • Jan Allen Music, vocal music teacher, 2019-2020 Governor’s Educator of the Year Award
  • Cailin Frantz, student asst. specialist/social worker, 2019-2020 Governor’s Educational Professional of the Year Award
  • Daniel Valentine, 2019-2020 Exemplary Secondary Educator Award Recipient

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