Somerville Middle School Honors Teacher, Psychologist

Freddie Shaker, algebra, geometry and 8th grade math teacher at Somerville Middle School has been honored as Teacher of the Year. Credits: Courtesy Somerville Middle School
Dr. Helena Sroczynksi, school psychologist, has been named Support Personnel Staff Member of the Year for 2017-2018 at Somerville Middle School.. Credits: Courtesy Somerville Middle School

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Somerville Middle School has selected Freddie Shaker, the school's Algebra, Geometry and Grade 8 Math teacher and Dr. Helena Sroczynksi, school psychologist, as Teacher of the Year and Support Personnel Staff Member of the Year for 2017-2018.

They were saluted by students and staff at a recent assembly.

Shaker has been on the school staff since April, 2013.  He has distinguished himself as the Algebra and Geometry teacher of the school.  Outside of the classroom, Shaker co-advises the middle school Student Council and serves as the assistant Boys’ soccer coach.  Shaker is always willing to lend a helping hand, serve on school-wide and district committees, support students in their educational as well as social/emotional development, and support the school community in their service to optimize the educational development of the middle school students in Somerville, according to Georgette Boulegeris, school principal.

Sroczynski has been at the school since 2011.  She supports students individually as well as in group support sessions.  Sroczynksi also conducts parent workshops quarterly for the Somerville Middle School community.  She serves on the school’s I&RS and Character Education committees.  She also is instrumental in bringing pertinent social/emotional programs to the school in order to support both students and teachers.  Dr. Sro, as the students affectionately call her, is always willing to step up and go the extra mile to support the students and staff of Somerville Middle School, according to Boulegeris.

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