BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ — Six staffers were recognized for performance, and 18 retirees were saluted and thanked by the Bernards Township Board of Education at an online “virtual meeting” June 1.
One teacher from each of the six schools was lauded by their respective building principals or department supervisors. The teachers receive an extra personal day next year, and a parking spot (marked off by a personalized sign) close to their school building.
The teachers are:
n Linda Nollkamper, Cedar Hill School, 3rd grade teacher; 28 years in district;
n Trisha Bubnowski, Liberty Corner School, kindergarten teacher, 20 years;
n Laura Tonzetich, Mount Prospect School, 4th grade teacher; six years;
n Melanie Sackie, Oak Street School, 1st grade/preschool teacher; eight years;
n Lori Thompson, William Annin Middle School, school counselor, 20 years, and
n Ray Schnell, Ridge High School, science, 16 years.
Ten of 2019-2020 school year retirees also “attended” remotely in their homes to hear honors.
The retirees are:
At Cedar Hill School: Adria De Gregorio, special education teacher, 22 years in district;
At Liberty Corner School: Valerie Bohren, special education instructional aide, 21 years, and Debbie Len, Grade 3 teacher, 19 years;
At Mount Prospect School: Mary Ann Guggenheim, Grade 4 teacher, 21 years in district, and Judy Ray, speech, 18 years;
Ridge High: Siobhan Devlin, physical education/health/coach, 33 years in district; Barbara Erickson, physical education/health/coach, 21 years; Susan Kennedy, math, 13 years; Katherine Van Der Stad, school counselor, 20 years; Tim Mooney, physical education/health/coach, 33 years, and Mary Centore, science, 15 years.
At William Annin Middle School: Linda McNally, instructional aide, 19 years; Sarah deMarrais, physical education/health, 19 years; Debra Bove, special education secretary, 24 years; Aldamarie Ciavola, special education, 16 years; Renee Bickar, special education, 18 years, and Mark Fabio, music 19 years;
District: Frank Biraghi, information technology technician.