WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange community recently lost a friend and advocate in Jodey Teller, who died in a tragic accident on Dec. 25, and the West Orange Scholarship Fund, along with Teller’s family and friends, is currently creating a scholarship in Teller’s honor to help future generations of West Orange students.

The scholarship will honor the memory of a wife, mother and community advocate who was lost too soon.

For more than 30 years, Teller and her husband, Charles, lived in West Orange, where they raised their children, Max and Grace in the Gregory section.

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While her children attended Gregory, Teller served as PTA co-president along with her long-time friend and former board of education member, Debbie Hauss. The pair worked tirelessly with Gregory Principal Mary Quigley, teachers, parents and students to provide a fulfilling and fun elementary school experience for all students. Teller and Hauss were instrumental in building the after-school enrichment program, championed the annual Strawberry Festival and developed numerous PTA and school initiatives at Gregory.

Teller's dedication to her family, friends and the West Orange community was contagious to all who knew her. 

Contributions can be made in two ways: by check or electronically. To pay by check make checks payable to the West Orange Scholarship Fund, noting “Jodey Teller” in the memo portion. 

Donations can be made via Facebook fundraiser by clicking here or mailed to:

West Orange Scholarship Fund

c/o Jim Quinn, Treasurer

23 Witte Place

West Orange, NJ 07052

To pay electronically, visit the WOSF webpage on the school district’s website: https://www.woboe.org/scholarshipfund.  Look for the donate button right beneath the photo gallery and note “Jodey Teller” in the Special Instructions section.