UNION, NJ - Vauxhall resident James Frazier was recognized as a Distinguished Educator by the National Council of Negro Women of New Jersey on Saturday in Newark.

"This is truly an honor to be presented with this prestigious award from the NCNW," said Frasier.  "Thank you to the Vauxhall Section of the NCNW for nominating me.  This award is for the families and students of the Township of Union.  It takes a village to breed success."

Frazier, a lifelong resident of Vauxhall, has been employed by the Union Township Schools for 22 years as a security officer. A former President of the Union Township Education Association, Frazier is currently the Union County Education Association First Vice President.

Frazier presently serves on the board of directors for the National Education Association.