2010-11 Points of Pride
Bells Elementary School Special Education teacher Mrs. Julia McGuckin has been named one of the National Association of Special Education Teachers’ (NASET) Outstanding Special Education Teacher Award winners for the 2010-11 school year. This award is bestowed upon teachers through nominations by their respective school or district administrators, colleagues and parents. Only 32 teachers in the country, and just two from New Jersey, received the award.
Chestnut Ridge Middle School Humanities Teacher Lori Bathurst, the school’s 2010-11 Teacher of the Year, has been selected as the 2010-11 Gloucester County Teacher of the Year by a five-person committee of area educators.
The Chestnut Ridge Middle School Team 7C Shining Stars won the 2010-11 New Jersey Middle Schools Association Team Excellence Award. Given to only one school in the state, the award was in honor of an interdisciplinary unit on Veterans Day and the many events the team held in conjunction with the important day of remembrance. Honored teachers include: Team leader Linda Martins (Reading), Lisa Schrumpf (Science), Lauren Pellecchia (English), Danielle Prendergast (Social Studies) and Maureen Mercogliano (Mathematics).
Chestnut Ridge Middle School Humanities Teacher Lori Bathurst was the recipient of the 2010 Best Practices Award from the Committee on Teaching About the United Nations for the genocide education program that she has created and developed at the school. Her program “Humanities Hope for Change” explored the causes and effects of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. She was recognized at the United Nations in New York City in January 2011.
- Chestnut Ridge Middle School Humanities Teacher Lori Bathurst was the recipient of the 2010 Joan Lavine Keats Social Justice Award from the Julius and Dorothy Koppelman Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center at Rider University for the genocide education program that she has created and developed at the school.
- Washington Township High School Athletics was recognized for being disqualification free in 2010-11 by the NJSIA
- Washington Township High School Girls Lacrosse Coach was honored as 2011 New Jersey State Coach of the Year and Northeast Sectional Coach of the Year
- Washington Township High School Girls Indoor Track and Field Coach Bruce Burdsall was honored as 2011 New Jersey State Coach of the Year