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Star Teachers: November, 2011

by Editorial Staff--Suburban Family Magazine
Jeanne DelColle
DelColle (pictured), a social studies teacher from Marlton, was recently named the New Jersey Teacher of the Year by Gov. Chris Christie at a recent State Board of Education meeting. The governor recognized DelColle’s determination, creativity and patience with her students at Burlington County Institute of Technology, where she’s been teaching since 2003.

Joan Stester
Cherry Hill
Classroom Close-up, NJ, a ten-time Emmy winning program on NJN, visited Stester’s classes at Barrington’s Woodland Middle School, to tape a story entitled EDUCACHING. Stetser, a resident of Cherry Hill, brought technology into her Gifted and Talented classrooms through Geocaching, a worldwide sport combining GPS units and treasure hunts.

Brian Laddey
Mount Laurel
As part of the Lenape’s commitment to fostering a sense of civic engagement in its schools, students from Laddey’s “Foundations of Leadership” classes recently prepared and served a meal for the guests at the Ronald McDonald House of South Jersey in Camden.

Matt Campbell
Campbell was selected as the NJ Association of Student Councils (NJASC) Administrator of the Year, for his support of Shawnee High School’s student council. He was selected by the NJASC Executive Board from hundreds of applications from across the state.

Brett Love
Mount Laurel
Lenape math teacher Brett Love was named as a Lenape Regional High School District’s “Teacher of the Month” for October.

Aileen Constans and Shannon Hornibrook
Washington Township
Washington Township students brought technology and Physics together in recent classes, after these two teachers received a Washington Township Education Foundation mini-grant to purchase iPod Touches and applications. The teachers used these devices to incorporate new technology into their curriculum, leading students to complete Physics problems in a whole new way.

Dr. Barbara Kreider
Dr. Kreider, science department chair for Moorestown Friends School, directed the Bioethics Bowl in late Oct., a partnership between Moorestown Friends and the University of Pennsylvania. This all-day competition included high school teams from five states.

Debbie Pollitt
Washington Township
Pollitt led the first-ever Physics Day at Chestnut Ridge Middle School, where students partook in physics and science experiments throughout the day, based on the hit television show “Minute to Win It.”

Pete Gambino
Cherry Hill
English teacher Gambino wrote and performed in his own original play on the Cherry Hill East stage last month. The sell-out show, “The Wuz,” is a modern parody of the Wizard of Oz, cast entirely with Cherry Hill East faculty turned actors for the night.

Gino Priolo
Principal Priolo has worked hard to establish anti-bullying and anti-hate programs, recently earning praise in the form of a “No Place for Hate” designation by the national Anti-Defamation League last month. The school completed programs throughout the year to earn the honor, including presenting a one-man play about discrimination and working with an animal rescue group to combat stereotypes about pit bulls.

Laurie Lausi
Cherry Hill
Vocal music director Lausi’s elite mixed choir, East Singers, opened their season by warming up the stage for the Great White Way, joining current Broadway stars and theater legend Chita Rivera onstage at Philadelphia’s Forrest Theatre.

Jennifer Rothstein
Rothstein, a part-time instructor at Kellman Brown Academy, teaches lessons on giving back, even after she’s left school for the day. Rothstein just donated her kidney to a 13-year-old Brooklyn girl after learning the two were a match. The five year member of the Kellman Brown staff teaches computers to kindergarten students and reading to students in grades one through four.

Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Family Magazine, Volume 2, Issue 9 (November, 2011).
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