Summit Board of Education Honors Retiring Faculty, County Teachers of Year, Select Community Organizations

Retiring Summit Public Schools faculty and administrators. Credits: Summit Public Schools Photo Services
Summit Public Schools' Union County Educators of the Year. Credits: Summit Public Schools Photo Services

SUMMIT, NJ - At its final meeting prior to the holding graduation ceremonies that mark the official closure of the 2016-17 school year, Summit Public Schools Superintendent June Chang and past Board of Education President David Dietze, respectively, honored retiring faculty, administrators and school personnel; teachers who have received Union County Educators of the Year accolades; as well as community-based organizations that have contributed to the welfare and success of the Summit Public School District and the community at-large.

Chang introduced and read commendations for the following retirees:

Lili Arkin, English teacher at Summit High School
Mary Bruns, Art teacher at Brayton Elementary School
Caryl Butler, Secretary at Brayton Elementary School
Dr. Benjamin Greene, Science teacher at Summit High School
Jose Manzanet, Custodian at Jefferson Elementary School
Carolyn Mozes, Art teacher at the Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School
Ron Poles, former Principal of Jefferson Elementary School
Peg Scorsune, Art teacher at Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School
Marge Solomon, Special Education teacher of special education in the district who specialized in working with the deaf and hard-of hearing 
Katy Webber, District cafeteria employee

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Dietze cited the following Union County Educators of the Year:

Susan Clamser of the Wilson Primary Center
Dr. Lauren Senko of Brayton Elementary School
Elizabeth Rego of Franklin Elementary School
Ruth Gombas of Jefferson Elementary School
Allison Ahearn of Lincoln-Hubbard Elementary School
Kari Weinglass of Washington Elementary School
Carolyn Mozes of Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School
Neal Munjack of Summit High School

Dietze continued the evening’s salutes by honoring the following community organizations for their contributions:

The Summit Free Public Library
The Summit Area YMCA 
Pomptonian Food Service 
Speak Up Summit 
The Special Education Parents Advisory Committee
The District’s Parent-Teacher Organizations (PTOs)
Shaping Summit Together 
The Summit Police Department 
The Summit Music Parents Association 
The Summit High School Boosters 
The Summit Educational Foundation 
The PEP (Pride in Educational Pursuits) Program

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